Today I want to talk to you about being different. I want to ask the question ‘how comfortable do you feel about not being the same as all of your friends and family?’ How comfortable do you feel around standing out and away from the herd?
Because I want to put it to you that if you have a dream, a burning desire to create something magnificent for you and your family, to have a massive impact on the world, to inspire and motivate people on a big scale to do something different, to feel differently, to act differently, then you have to understand and appreciate that that is a pretty isolating and lonely path. Want to know why? Here is my answer:
Because what you are acknowledging is that you are born to lead rather than follow, rather than being one of many, you want to stand at the front of many people.
To do that powerfully, to show up and share your message in an unfiltered way, to share more of your truth on a daily basis with the people that you want to create and motivate into changing and transforming and living to their fullest potential, you have to be prepared to stand up and be different.
You have to be prepared to stand up and acknowledge and own the change that you want to make, and you have to be prepared to stand up and start acting from the place of somebody who is already leading. So that everything else then begins to fall into step. It is one of the hardest, most terrifying things you will ever have to do in the beginning, but it is the thing that will liberate you from feeling the need to fall in line with other people’s expectations about what is acceptable for you.
You make the rules.
So my challenge for you this week is to see how you can own your difference more powerfully, whether that’s in your messaging, whether that’s in how you’re parenting your children, whether that’s how you are communicating with your partner about the things that you want to achieve and the things that you are intending to do on a daily, weekly, monthly, annual basis. See how you can own that difference more powerfully this week, and let me know how it goes.