So let me ask you have you ever been accused of being weird?
If you have… then that is a definitely a good thing! I have had plenty of people tell me I am crazy, in fact when I left the Mortgage Industry after 18 years people thought I was not just weird but completely NUTS! It was a great income but to me the hours weren’t worth the high level of stress and I was sick of the late nights. Most clients weren’t available to meet during the day so at least 2 nights a week I had to work back at the office till 9:30pm on average. After years of doing that I am sure it took it’s toll on me particularly when I was already getting up at 4:45am to kick off the day.
I saw the hours my colleagues were working and I knew this wasn’t how I wanted to spend the next 15-20 years. I didn’t want to do something I wasn’t passionate about for the next 20 years of my life.
Since my early 20’s I have loved personal development and I love continuous learning… People who aren’t into self-improvement will never understand you.
They will accuse you of being the weird guy who attends seminars, reads books and who questions everything…
Playing a bigger game is not weird… It only appears as weird to those who have decided to settle for a life of mediocrity.
To the rest of the world, our efforts at self-improvement are weird. Mediocrity is the way of life for the great majority.
People who make a conscious decision for a life of personal growth and choose to step out of line and be different are frowned upon, or at best, smiled at like a child saying she’ll become an astronaut when she grows up.
Don’t let it deter you from working on your goals and bettering yourself. I know how it feels to be lonely in the sea of people who ridicule or don’t understand your attempts at self-change.
There ARE people like you in the world who care about being the best version of themselves.
There ARE people whose lives have changed because of reading and acting upon self-help books, setting goals, imposing self-discipline, and doing all sorts of crazy things for the sake of “personal development.”
If you ever find yourself thinking “what it’s all for?” remind yourself that human nature is to grow, make improvements, and progress.
Mediocrity should NOT be normal. There is no need for us to settle for. We should strive and stretch ourselves to be the best version of ourselves and by doing so we are more than likely to lead a much more rewarding and fulfilling life.
I feel grateful to be able to send messages to people like you.
Be Bold, Take Action & Make it Happen,
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