“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”
― Rick Warren.
You might as well stop trying to fit in now, because you were never supposed to. Wehave spent so much time in our lives trying to “fit in,”but no one was told that were not actually meantto. The world was not to be riddled with strife, wars,poverty ,sicknesses, and spiritual darkness were not to have a place in it. Many times if not all, we’re our own worst enemy.Asan example think of the disease of cancer, it has been studied and traced back to some foods(processed,GMO) and chemicals. Who created all that food andmade the chemicals(usually for profit)? If youguessed people(us) you are correct ! In havingself centered desires and the lust for money, people voluntarily choose to harm each other. The very act of tryingto fit in brings about the bullying, but who’s doing it? Other people, or are we doing it to ourselves? In fact it’s better not to conform to the majority of this world, because more often then not averageis becoming thestatus quo. Just as children are slowly bullied into becoming like everyone else, so are we by the world and its systems. However, there is an inherent problem in being like everyone else, not only is it boring, but it has a way of dimmingthe lightwe originally entered the world with. Each of us are born bright with optimism, drive, imagination, anda lack of awareness of other people. As we grow, the ebb and flow of society slowly encourages us to join the crowd, heightens our awareness of others causing comparisons, andworks out the wild and free spirits we’re born with. Ifwere able to protect and retain these spirits from the world that wants to steal them we become conquerers. We overcome the petty preoccupations and can’t be bothered by what other people think. Therefore, don’t be afraid ofbeingamused and wondered like a child or hiding your quirks. Those are the very things that theworldis jealous of and sets out to steal. Your childlike spirit is a precious gem to be protected and valued, so enjoy it and don’t be afraid to show it!
“Life is not a dress rehearsal, stop practicing what your going to do and just go and do it, you can transform today.” -Marilyn Grey
If your just shooting for average, your failing miserably. It’s an act of the foolish to compare oneself to others, or measure against them. It’sa ritual of mediocrity to comparewith other people. you were created for something far bigger than you can imagine. The truth is that even if your doing well, there is more out there for you. A sense of dissatisfacion is a signal that your not fulfilling your purpose. It is when were doing what we were made for that fulfillment will be reached. Rather than surmise your doing well by measuring against what others are doing, why not take a different approach? What would happen if you aimed to be different or do better than everyone else instead? Also don’t shy away from proclaiming your big dreams to others, for fear of rejection or sounding silly. Fear is what limits us in many if not all ways. Don’t be afraid of what other people think, because it robs you of your potential. Even by simply proclaiming your dreams and aspirations out loud(no matter how “crazy”) you’ll see things begin to shift and your life will change. I’m fairly confident that no one in history who posessed a legendary last name settled for doing just as well as everyone else. Due to the mass practice of people comparing themselves to each other, it’s exactly why We see so few names that outshine the rest. This is a bad habit of humanity that needs to be broken. Not to mention, by escaping the comparison trap, you’ll focus more on your particular brand of potential,squelch the green monster(jealousy),and you might just find yourself in a niche of society. This would be an excellent occurrence, because then you will be like no one else. Which is the point of course, to be the one and only YOU.
“What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.”-Harry Houdini.
How many of us chase an illusion?We try to emulate the pictures We see in beauty magazines,the lifestyles We see(or think We see)in media,and generally listen to what were subconsciously being told through popular culture. We are inundated with these fairy tale suggestions. The things you aren’t told upfront is that much of it issmoke and mirrors(or photoshop) so this means were essentially spectators at a giant magic show. Once it becomes clear that the pictureisn’t authentic, you’ll find thatwhat you already possess is just as good if not better, then what’s in the elusive fairy tale images being paraded on every available space.(i.e television,magazines,billboards,and in retail spaces)I’m not sure how it is in other countries, but in America the media is over saturated into daily living. This has caused some negative effects. Such asunnecessary fear,dieting,and misrepresentation. The fact is, that just like at a magic show,it’s helpful to realize it’s not all realistic. Many people realize this(I hope)but what about those that do not? It takes a certain amount of confidence and experience to not fall prey to these tactics. It’s important to be comfortable in your own skin and not care so much about what other people think. When you possess these things,you’ll find that you’ll be more successful in life. With confidence comes success,and there aren’t too many things better then marching to the beat of your own drum. True beautyis not contained inside the pages ofa beauty magazine. However, there is beauty abound inyour own brand of unique. Ahomogenized World full ofmodels wouldbe terribly boring,so do your best notto look like one. It’s in the perceived “imperfections,” that Wecan find perfection. When you truly see theunique beauty that you possess(i.e like yourself!) themediachatter begins to die down to a barely audible whisper. In other words you’ll be much happier andyour corner of theuniverse will be muchnicer!
It’s amazing what happinesswill generate in your life. I have found that happiness attracts positivesituations,good people,more confidence,and success!Once your able to tune out(the media junk) and get on your own wavelength, happiness becomes a renewable resource.