Do Your Own Thing

Following popular advice is not a good idea…

Daniel Wieser 🔥
2 min readApr 10


In an age where social media and online forums dominate our daily lives, it can be easy to become swayed by the success stories and advice of individuals we follow online.

But not everything presented on the internet is authentic or relevant to your unique circumstances.

Listening to the advice of individuals online, regardless of their purported success, can prove detrimental to our personal growth and achievement.

The strategies and tactics they utilized may not be applicable to our situation, and we may overlook valuable alternatives to our own detriment.

It is essential to remember that not all online advice is provided with the best intentions; some individuals may promote themselves or their products at the expense of the advice’s authenticity.

Instead of blindly adopting the online advice and experiences of others, we must take the time to assess our own ambitions, objectives, and values.

We should develop self-awareness that allows us to comprehend what works best for us and what does not. We can then seek out guidance that is tailored to our unique aspirations and circumstances.

And we should acknowledge that success means different things to different people.

For example, an entrepreneur who runs a successful business may define success as financial stability and the ability to provide for their family. In contrast, a writer may define success as achieving critical acclaim for their work.

Similarly, someone aiming to lead a healthy lifestyle may define success as attaining a certain level of physical fitness and overall wellbeing.

While individuals online may have achieved what they consider success, their definition of success may not be applicable or desirable for us.

While social media and online platforms can be a rich source of information and inspiration, it is crucial to recognize the limitations of this advice.

Each one of us is unique, with our own set of strengths, weaknesses, and circumstances.

We must develop the self-awareness necessary to determine what works for us and what does not, and seek guidance that aligns with our own unique circumstances and values.

It’s important to remember that our own experiences and struggles are what shape us, and we shouldn’t shy away from them in pursuit of someone else’s definition of success.

Let’s embrace our individuality.

Chart our own paths towards success, based on our own values and aspirations. Our lives and our ambitions are individual and should be pursued on our terms.



Daniel Wieser 🔥 Genius Mastermind 📚 Wrote a lot of books just for fun | ASD | Writes about writing books, technology, AI, ChatGPT.