Marcel Wilson en Leadership, Directors and Executives, Business Consultant | Speaker I Author of Frontier Mindset • Human Sparks 28/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +400

Why you should get comfortable with being 'an outsider'

Why you should get comfortable with being 'an outsider'


Do you consider yourself a rule follower or rule maker? 

Most people would like to think of themselves as an independent, or influential rule maker. But the truth is that most of us a are very compliant rule followers of other peoples' ideas. 

The reason for this stems from way-back.... long, long ago. 

From earliest of times, people have huddled together in caves, lived in villages or towns and congregated with those who share a common view on life. 

Our lives can be described by the social structures we create:

Companies,

Churches;

Communities;

Sports teams;

Social groups; etc...

It’s fair to say that people have become expert at coexisting with others. Even if it’s painful, we can find ourselves suppressing ideas, thoughts, preferences that are different from those around us. 

The mindset that has been handed down to us by our ancestors is one of ‘fitting-in’ with the social norms instead of risking being rejected. 

The point is that "being different" = "an being an outsider."

 “As long as you are alive, you will either live to accomplish your own goals and dreams or be used as a resource to accomplish someone else's.” - Grant Cardone

If you want to influence others, to make change and 'get your way' - you will need to face a hard truth.... It's impossible to be a rule creator and a rule follower at the same time. You will need to accept that what comes with leading change and getting your own way, is a level of discomfort from being the person who steps out-of-line, bucks the trend or goes against social norms. 

The good news is that with the right preparation 'being different' can get easier. All you need is the right mindset - a change-ready mindset. In fact, with the right mindset, 'being different' can become strangely exciting - even fun! All you have got to do is take that first step and say, "I am a prepared to develop myself - to become a rule maker - to acquire a new and empowered mindset". 

If you want a fresh start in 2017 and want to take control of your future, checkout my new book Frontier Mindset. It will help you to develop the mindset you require to create the future that you want and succeed in our fast changing world. 

-Marcel Wilson

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Why you should get comfortable with being 'an outsider'



Max J. Carter 28/11/2016 · #1

I dig the piece. There's some solid advice and what I would add is to help maintain the attitude of change is to build a playlist with songs about changing you such as Michael Jackson's MAN IN THE MIRROR or David Bowie's CHANGES. for two examples.

It was WHITE RABBIT by Jefferson Airplane that suggests we do as the door muse says and feed your head.

Be careful what you feed your head less shit come out your mouth.

The music we listen to can help us keep that from happening.

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