There is so much about life to smile about. But it takes work to find it. So instead of adapting to a fixed mindset, and becoming satisfied with status quo, decide that you will develop a growth mindset… to give yourself room to explore all the wonderful things life can bring.
Never just accept things the way they are. Even GOD loves those who are different, and those who stand out from the rest. To be different, though, you have to be willing and able to think differently. Most people; however, take the safe route, because they’re afraid of being different and failing. So instead, they settle for less… and go with what the crowd is doing, because it makes them feel better – or rather, normal. Yet doing that, makes them miss the amazing things that could happen in their lives if they used every opportunity that’s given, wisely.
Think like a leader. It’s in you. If you never stand out from the crowd, you will always be average. And that’s fine, but the people who stand out are the ones who make a mark, who innovate and discover, who learn the freedom of discovery and innovation.
If you stand out when you apply for a job, you’ll be more likely to be noticed. If you don’t, and you play it safe, then they’ll likely ignore you.
If you stand out when you start a business, people will be curious and check you out. If you’re just one of many businesses doing the same thing, why should others care about you? Why should they choose you?
And yet, for some reason, most people play it safe:
Most people go to school and then college because that’s what everyone else does. They don’t know what they really want to do, so why not take the traditional route? And that’s fine, but it’s good to look into other options.
- Most people get a job and stick to it because that’s the traditional way to make a living. Others might be a solo entrepreneur or start a small business and dare to create something new and live a life they’re passionate about.
These are just some examples — our need to play it safe turns up in every part of our lives.
Learning to Think Differently
When you hear an idea that’s different than what you’re used to, pause. Instead of rejecting it outright, consider it — is there some merit? What are the arguments, the evidence?
Learn to be proud of your ability to test things that people traditionally believe in, and not to worry so much if you stand out. In fact, learn to see standing out as good — not just to stand out, but to forge new ground, to challenge ideas, to express your individual voice rather than blending in.