“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”
We all get this feeling that we don’t belong at some point in our lives. Sometimes this feeling stays with us, sometimes we find some satisfaction by breaking away from the conditioning and limiting beliefs that created this conformity and wanting to break away from the pack. From reading my blogs or my “about me” page you know how much I enjoy meeting people and learning about their lives, you will also know how much I hate whiners because I could never understand why people spend most of their lives being somewhere they didn’t want to be, working with and for people they didn’t like, and settling for receiving little or any reward beyond a monthly paycheck. You’ll also know that I’ve been labelled “overly ambitious” for always wanting more.
I’m a non-conformist. But some of the above does resonate with me. Before growing into the person I am, there was no belonging, there were a lot of limiting beliefs, there was some whining and yes there was no foresight of rewards past that monthly paycheck. The great part about life is once you develop a deeper understanding of what it means to go against the grain and become a non-conformist, you will have the ability to live a life beyond on your dreams. Beyond the anticipation of that monthly paycheck and putting up with people and situation you don’t like.
“In this huge sometimes overpowering place we find ourselves in, there is room for the non-conformist because this hopelessness doesn’t last forever. Once you find and accept your individuality it passes and along the way you will discover more people like yourself.”
The world may seem like a huge place and each of us at some point in our lives has had a sense of hopelessness. It’s difficult being an individual in such a huge, overpowering environment. Take comfort in knowing the world is getting smaller and smaller by the day. I met a gentleman at work who spent time working on the island I’m from in The Bahamas. Now, what are the chances of that? My meeting someone in Scotland who not only knew where Andros Island is but also lived and worked there? Unbelievable right? I say that to say this, this is really a small place where you can feel comfortable because there’s just enough room for you to NOT have to conform to the norm but small enough to not feel like an outsider if you do express your individuality.
©Etta D. Richards