As a culture and society we’ve been taught that it isn’t smart to stand out in a crowd.
Our parents tell us you should be more like little Johnny or go and do what the other kids are doing.
As we enter school, if you stand out, you are labeled a trouble maker or distracted.
By college most of us have fallen to the words of these well intended, but unfortunately misled elders in our lives.
It’s no wonder that many people feel trapped, afraid to break free from the rest of the pack in order to create, do and be something we feel inside.
We like to talk about what we want, sometimes becoming emotional and passionate about the subject, yet we do the exact opposite things which would lead us in the direction of our dream or do very little to nothing at all to go after it.
So, what are you afraid of?
What are you hiding from?
What do you think will possibly happen to you if you shed the ways of old and go after what you truly feel is in your heart?
Death? Probably not, unless you want to jump from a plane without a parachute.
Will someone take away your birthday? No, but it might be nice to skip a few.
I love this next one,
“Well, I don’t know how…” (you need to say it in a whiny voice for full effect)
You don’t know how? Everything we “know how” to do we were either taught or learned by doing.
Remember this, “if your WHY is big enough, the HOW won’t matter!”
Here’s another good one.
Will you lose friends or family? Ah ha! That might be it.
We’re so concerned with what other people will think or what we perceive they may think if we go after what we want.
Yeah, you may lose a few friends or family members trying to keep you down, but it’s very well worth it.
Why stay friends or in a relationship with someone that doesn’t allow you to or want you to be yourself and be the best you, you can possibly be?
If you look throughout history the greatest men and women didn’t stand in a crowd, didn’t bow down to mediocrity and didn’t settle for what others thought they should do.
They took a stand, studied the subjects they were interested in and took action towards their goals and dreams!
Will you choose to be afraid and trapped the rest of your life
will you choose to be the best YOU. The YOU that only you can see right now. The YOU that could bring greatness to your family, your community or even the world.
The choice is ultimately yours to make.
Make it a good one!