To Be a Champion Be a Mis-Fit Do Not Be An Unfit or a Fit
Consciously choosing to be Unique & choosing to Stand out in any crowd – can be decision that can transform you and may have the potential to impact the world.
Conventional & nice people never ever catalize the world – it is the weirdos – who create big changes.
Because of our education – we are forced to conform or better still forced to think & act in the same way, as is considered norm.
When I talk about not conforming to norms – I do not mean that you do anti-social/people harming things to look different.
I am asking you to look at the same things – the million others are looking at => But see it from different perspective, look for different meanings and different solutions and different opportunities.
We are born Unique – thank God for that – otherwise if all of us think, act the same way all the time => I think the world will become a completely boring place.
If you take the most closest of relationships – it is seldom because they both are alike in maximum possible ways – but it is always because they compliment & supplement by adding value through being different.
All the discoveries, victories & success of mega nature are achieved only by people who break the limiting beliefs or stereotype thinking.
So guys and off course gals – please identify, polish, apply & celebrate your USP & become a winner in life.
Some advantages of being different could be
- You will be a mystery to the world
- You will be held in awe
- You will be considered role model
- Your opinion will be sought after
- Your self confidence will be very high
- You will be able to explore newer paradigm & your achievement would be at exponential level than the sheeps.
Know that you already are unique –Even twins don't share the exact same traits.
Then HOW TO BE UNIQUE – By Being Yourself Truly & Fully – No façade
The Starting point would be
- Challenge Your Opinion Everytime => Whenever you come across any person or face any situation/issues/ problems => Your stereotype thinking will form an opinion or solution => Train yourself to ask "is this the only available solution/way/ meaning" + What could be the other distinctive angles to look at
- rain yourself to look at a person/situation from the perspective of a Eagle's Eye – from below, from same level, from higher level, from sideways => And when you have all the perspectives – then form a balanced view/opinion
- Treat every irritating person & situation => being the teacher to make you a better human being
- Approach all the obstacles/difficulties/challenges with a view that it has a hidden opportunity => Look till you discover the opportunity
- Get into the habit of assuming all the sad events, failures, mistakes are there to prepare you for your Noble goals
- Whenever you feel the solution that you have is the best – identify the assumptions – which makes you feel so & then attack these assumptions till you can see another view
- Getting to be Empathic with others – is a major tool to make you understand others & thereby yourself better.
- If you can always focus on "What is in it for me" from other's perspective & focus on these while interacting with others – Sky won't be the limit to your success & accomplishments
- Listen to others but do not be ruled by others – be assertive internally – take decision as per your own comfort
- Read & listen to people who have opposite view
- Learn to Prepare & present your case from your Opponent/ Audience's wants & needs
- Be unpredictable – by doing things differently all the time – but with only one focus to make it better
- Develop a thick skin – to make the ridicule, criticism & insult by others ,of no impact on you
- .Do not try to be different just for the sake of being different – it has to be done on logic & excellence focused mindset
- Be bold to share opinion in any front – but never impose your ides on anyone
- Be open to receive & modify your views if you find other's suggestions have real merit
- Learn to be graceful when you have made a mistake & accept the same without justifying it or by giving excuses
- Have the courage to ask questions to understand something fully – do not bother about what others will think about you
Some Tips to Further Polish Your Uniqueness
- Read, Read, Read => To Learn Learn Learn as much in your area & in different fields
- Remain Informed of what is happening in the world – Generally, professionally & in many other different cultures & geographies
- Practice till it is perfect – all the things that you need to know in your area of influence in different aspect of life
- Learn to shake Hand firmly + Practice Look in other person's eyes while talking + practice walking with confidence + Learn to have a smile
- Compliment others
- Listen well
- Instead of telling others - learn to Ask questions which shows you as an expert
- Create your smart wardrobe within your means
- Always deliver what you commit – do not commit what you can not deliver
- Learn how you can make your shortcomings as your strength
- Help people to grow
- Help people who needs help – work for a cause
- Identify & Stick with your values – stand up for something valued but not practiced
- Develop wit – develop to turn a situation into a laughter genuinely – If you can laugh at yourself Great
- Develop unique hobbies that you actually enjoy
- Identify yourself, Know yourself & be proud of your strengths
- Do not preach – make your life unparallel to be noticed by others
- Live Your Dreams
- Develop your elevator pitch
- Do not be afraid to take a view-point which is against the majority or of the powerful people
- Read, Listen to the World – Then go & Develop your own views & The share it with the world => Use the power of Internet of Things to Promote yourself