How often have you told yourself, “I just wanna be normal.“
To be normal. It’s the ever coveted human desire. But it’s for the birds.
Normal gets you nowhere. Actually, let me take that back. Normal gets you where it’s gotten every other “normal” person. And if that’s NOT what you want, then it’s time to do something different.
It’s time to become who you were born to be, to unlock your inner potential.
It’s time to show the world who you are and not what they want you to be.
It’s time to escape from normal and bring out the uniqueness in you.
Oliver James once asked, “Why are people trying so hard to fit in, when they are born to stand out?“
Great question Oliver!
You are better being who you are than what people are trying to force you to be.
Katherine Graham, former CEO of Washington Post, is a great example of someone who stepped out of a box and became a woman living life on her own terms. When Katherine started, she had no idea of the greatness ahead of her but as stated in her autobiography Personal History,
“What I essentially did was to put one foot in front of the other, shut my eyes, and step off the edge.”
That courage led her to become the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company and a very powerful woman!
In order to be able to live on your own terms, you need to break the rules and make your own. Swim upstream and break away from the shackles of social influence.
It’s definitely going to be uncomfortable but guess what, there’s no other way.
Over to you
How are you stepping out and escaping normal?