Our society isn’t always accepting or especially kind to those that are different. In fact, it often seems that conformity is the glue that binds the world together. We find this very surprising and short sighted. After all, isn’t it those that are not afraid to buck the status quo that change the world?
Change makes the majority a bit uncomfortable. It is those that society deem dreamers, misfits, eccentrics, and oddballs that embrace the fact that change is inevitable and are usually very quick to contribute. They are able to see the world for what it is- one big vast, glowing opportunity.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs
It’s All In Your Perspective
Being different allows you to see things from a perspective all your own. That in itself, is a distinct advantage. The ability to approach situations and problem solve in a unique manner will help you throughout life’s journeys. It is these “different” perspectives that have driven engineers, artists, inventors and creatives since the beginning of time.
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford
Stand Apart From The Crowd
Being different can instantly set you apart from a crowd. Trust us, this will come in handy. While being part of the “crowd ” is not a bad thing, it is much harder to draw attention to yourself. That attention can open the gateway to opportunities throughout your life and career.
“If you want to succeed, you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” – John D. Rockefeller