The more I talk about Challenging the Norm the more I am understanding why so many just settle for the “norm”. It’s not simply laziness, rather, it seems to be because people don’t know what they want out of life. People know what they like, but they don’t have a true understanding of what they love. So they continue to live their lives, trotting along because it’s what is normal.
My suggestion. Start learning from those around you. There is greatness in everyone, you just have to embrace it. You can learn a lot about yourself from others. So next time you are out for coffee, waiting in line at the grocery store, or out with friends, strike up a conversation. Pick their brains. Find out what they love. What their doing to be great. There are so many everyday leaders out there. You may be surprised what you learn. In fact, one of these individuals may inspire you to Challenge the Norm in something you never knew you were passionate about.
Look at Colin Kaepernick. He was good at both baseball and football, but he knew he wanted to play football. So, he decided to focus on football because that was his dream. He could have settled for his norm but instead he challenged it. Now look at the success he has achieved.
I absolutely love Neale Walsch’s outlook on life. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. So if you’re feeling uncomfortable right now, know that the change taking place in your life is a beginning, not an ending”. Don’t just settle for a normal life. Challenge it. Become a leader in your life by doing what you are passionate about. It may be scary, but just like Walsch says, life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Take the time to find out what you are passionate about and what you want out of life and dedicate your time to achieving greatness by Challenging the Norm.
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