Yesterday a friend asked me, “Why are all of my social media feeds (esp Twitter) the same thing over and over?” I didn’t realize I had an opinion until I said it aloud:
If you post something different, you risk missing out on the good feelings (and dopamine hit) that "likes” on social media give you. True leaders have fewer likes as they share new thinking. Getting others to be into a new approach takes time, so many people choose not to do it.
Let’s explore the power of a hashtag.
The more we spoke, the more I realized that aiming for fewer likes is a great goal for someone with anxiety. If I learn to share my ideas without expected responses, it will free me to forge new paths. I want to convince each of you to share my goal. The hashtag I've begun using to reinforce this message (even to myself) is #LikeFreeMovement.
What do you think? Could you aim to share new thinking without looking for the positive feelings of likes? Here’s a great place to discuss our new #LikeFreeMovement ;)