Lately I feel like my eyes have been glazing over with the mountains of sameness that I’ve been encountering. All this sameness has been driving me crazy and I’ve been feeling this strong urge to pick up and run the complete opposite direction as everyone else.
I definitely don’t want to be doing things the same as everyone else. Not like in my early childhood when it was so incredibly important to “fit in”. I want to be different. But, doing things differently can be harder then you think. It’s so easy to get swept-up with the herd and get caught in a groupthink mindset. I think we all feel the pull to belong and fit in with our peer groups. Often we feel that to be successful we have to do things this or that way just because that’s what everyone else is doing. And really it’s no surprise that so many of us feel this way. I mean my goodness, we are social creatures and are biologically wired for group cohesion. I think sometimes we doen’t even realize that we’re subconsciously following the social norms.
Thinking differently takes a real concisions effort, but if you are confident in your vision who gives a sh!t what everyone else is doing!?
I’ve been relishing in the freedom of thinking differently and I’m starting to get really excited about a new personal project that I’ll be launching early next year. It comes from the heart and will be a year long exploration of living and loving out loud, with a bit of mischief thrown in just to keep things interesting.