The Orange Theory

“ The Orange Theory Orange you glad to be you?

The orange theory was created , to promote the importance of self evaluation. The goal is to remind viewers to always remain true to who you are! Because being you is better than pretending to be anyone else, or altering yourself to accommodate someone else's expectations of who you should be.

One of my main reasons for choosing this campaign is because, I feel like i'm constantly singled out over my confidence, Which is typically misinterpreted by some for arrogance, Which is definitely not the case.

Comparison is the theft of joy

Do You battle with self comparison ?

This quotation, from Theodore Roosevelt, argues that comparing your work, your life, or whatever else will only serve to make you unhappy.

What do you think ?

Agree or Disagree

Personally I AGREE ...

Comparison is a thief of joy, because jealousy is often its accomplice.

Look in the mirror that's your competition, don't hold yourself to accountable to portray someone else OR their standard of greatness.

Everyone likes to say I'm me… I don't want to be like anyone one else… “ Why can't people just be original “... Blaze Blaze Bla…

The truth is that everyone is actually battling with self comparison, because you are inspired by so many different things around you that impact your everyday decisions. Such as Clothing trends, Food locations, vacation destinations, and even music Artist.

I wish I looked like that. I wish I could go on a vacation. I wish we could afford a vacation. I wish I had someone like that.

Example 1:

Honestly can you say that you have never seen an outfit on social media, and was like I need that and then went to order it . Or even seen a post on someone in the outfit you ordered, and then was like oooh she looks so much better than me in that dress?

Example 2:

You've never purchased an item because of a trend ?

( G-Shock - Jordans - Chocker )

Whenever a celebrity endorses a product everyone goes to run and buy it.

Cardi B x louis Vuitton = Red Bottom Trend

/ Lil Pump x Gucci Gang = Continuity of Gucci Trend … etc.

“Too many people are buying things they can't afford, with money that they don't have... to impress people that they don't like!"

Example 3:

What about vacation destinations, everyone loved MIAMI, and PCB as travel options. However now there are so many post videos, and memes about the over hype of Miami. Which as result... traveling to the more exotic locations out of the country became the new trend.

Example 4:

Hhmmm.. what about Music Artist… there was a time when Nicki Minaj was everything to everyone… BUT NOW

Im not saying that you cant change your mind about your opinions. …. My point is that in some way you were influenced towards your new found decision.

Acknowledge the fact that you do deal with self comparison…

IT'S A HUMAN THING !!! The goal is to be transparent with yourself and others enough to be able admit your wrong doings so that those around you can also benefit from your learnings.

Personally I feel I do battle with self comparison, but not in the aspects of personality or looks. More so in regards to life's achievements and accomplishments. I have a lot of accolades, and i've worked really hard to receive those accomplishments. However I do have moments when I feel my good just isn't good enough. Like I constantly battle with myself to top my last accomplishment. I always feel the need to do more. Sometimes this is healthy because, it can be channeled as motivation to keep pushing for progression towards success. However other times it could be toxic, because it can make me feel inadequate.

Secondly coming from a relationship where I was on the border of being someone's wife and settling down, in comparison to just being someone's girlfriend again. It can be discouraging to see so many of my family and friend being proposed to, getting married, and having kids. However I just continuously have to remind myself that although my life's experiences and maturity are of those of a 40 year old I am 20 and have my entire life ahead of me to live.

MY TIME WILL COME

& SO WILL YOURS...

kill envy before envy kills your capacity for pleasure.

Social Media Reality VS. Expectations

For most of us, social media is a part of every day life. So, how do we actively engage on social media without falling prey to envy?

Felicity's Advice in regards to this question is ....

Use social media as a way to share who you are and what you're doing with the people who matter the most to you. Not as a mirror of comparison for yourself to others. When you begin to feel inadequate and feel the temptation to compare, Remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 18:30. Realize we all have different strengths and weaknesses. What someone else has or doesn't have is not YOUR CONCERN. Stay focused on yourself. What is your next goal, and what is you plan to accomplish it. Focusing on anything other than what you just answered is a distraction from the end goal. When you do that, you'll be able to stay genuinely happy and excited for the accomplishments of others, and grounded in who God created you to be.

Im calling upon you to share this “ Orange theory “ Campaign, in efforts to spread self evaluation.

PLEASE Comment Your Answers to The Questions Below

- Please share an experience of an of an instance when you felt tempted to portray characteristics of someone you weren't.

- What was your greatest lesson learned After realizing that being who you were in comparison to being someone else, was better and how has it impacted you ?

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