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Blog 163 – Just Be Different

You want to succeed? Just be different. Nobody remembers normal. Normal gets normal results. And normal doesn’t last.

So why do most people migrate to normalcy? It’s simple: normal is comfortable. Normal has more friends. Normal doesn’t take a lot of work. Everybody can be normal.

But different on the other hand is a whole other ballgame. Different takes risks. Different accepts failure and embraces it. Different sees the world not as it is but as it could be. Different creates change. And Different inspires.

Every person who has achieved something truly great has been different. Different works. And it wins in business and in life.

Anyone can be different. Different is a choice. It’s a willingness to step out of the comfort zone. It’s a willingness to try new things.

Do you want to be like everyone else or do you want to create your own path?

How do you start this path? The starting point for me has always been “If it’s normal, do the exact opposite”

Think about how most people start their day. Wake up. Pick up their phone. Check email. Check social media. Check out the weather. Watch the news. Go to work.

This morning routine and variations of this are the norm.

Sounds pretty uninspired.

Just be different. Start your morning inspired. Run. Read. Write. Walk. Whatever it is make your morning different than everyone else.

Build your different mindset. Walk down a new street. Drive to work a different way. Have a different breakfast. Spend time with different people.

Do something different every morning for a week. Prove to yourself that different is ok. This is how we start. Put on your different lense. And you will begin to see the world full of new opportunities. This is how you win in business and in life. Just Be Different.