This simple snippet was forwarded to me and I found it to be so insightful. People are always encouraging you to be yourself but when you are, they want you to be censored. They want you to be their version of yourself. This article spoke to that part of me that has been struggling and called out that little light in me that is afraid to shine its weirdness out into the world. I hope it speaks even more to you! Snippet from ‘The Huffington Post’
Be comfortable with being different!
“When we allow ourselves to exist truly and fully, we sting the world with our vision and challenge it with our own ways of being.” Thomas Moore
You don’t have to fit in. You are not required to be like everybody. Don’t fit in if it hurts. Don’t be afraid to embrace your true authentic self. Don’t fear how the world will perceive you. Whilst others are trying to fit in with the rest of the world, make the world fit in with you. Become immune to the impact of others’ opinion and stand naked in a crowd of ideas; comfortable in knowing that while others married the mundane, you explored the exceptional. If you don’t care about showing your work to the rest of us no matter how loud your inner critic gets, you are on to something.
Don’t fail to exercise your right to try something new and change routines to make things better, faster or smarter. There is always a better option. Get into the habit of questioning the rules, of becoming curious about where you could try something different and where you could throw the windows open. You will be surprised at what you are capable of. Things can only get better.
In a world where everybody follows the rules, nobody has time to notice. People practically do the same thing over and over again. What is there to notice: nothing. Nobody cares that you are working your heart out to get the work done.
Did you get your part done? That’s all your superior or immediate boss want to know. You are part of a process and if it works, you are supposed to stay there and do your job. People who take the world by storm created their own rules with huge resistance. But they still did it anyway.
Source: The Huffington Post