We have been trained to fit in more than we have been encouraged to stand out. Standing in line, conforming and being a good boy or girl is what makes you a good student, employee or member. What happens when the rules change?
If you are only a little better than your competition, you are invisible. What’s the point? Marginal differentiation is still playing it safe. Why end up in a pile of resumes? You are invisible. What’s the point of getting in a price bidding war? Price will not differentiate. What does your degree have to do with your passion and opportunities around you? Go for it.
Changing the game and being the leader is difficult but entirely possible. This is especially true more today than ever. Standing out means that you pick yourself and you choose who your friends are, who your customers are and what your value to the universe is.
Our opportunities to build something that stands out and blows people’s minds is greater than ever. Getting stuck in boring and conformity is not an option for success. Don’t end up in a line waiting your turn. You are so much more. Go dare and discover it.
Question: Do you find yourself standing out or fitting in?