Nope, pretty much all the time, the ones who survive are the ones who do the scary thing ... they go out on their own. It seems scarier because there are less people to protect you ... and less people for the zombies to eat before they go after you! But as scary as it can feel, standing out from the crowd and taking risks and being different, it's where greatness lies!
It's sometimes where zombies lie too, but in that case you just go somewhere else!
The thing is, it's way easier to follow the crowd, to do what they do, to fit in, to fly under the radar, but then you're living someone else's life. To really be great, to really be AWESOME, to really not have your nostrils bitten off, standing out is where the greatness lies.
Take my career of choice, writing. If I just write what everyone else writes, for starters I would be BORED OUT OF MY BRAIN because I would be writing what I thought I should and acting how I thought I should and trying to fit in to someone else's idea of how I should write rather than being myself. For seconds, how do I get noticed that way? How do I stand out from the thousands of other stories that are getting sent in to publishers or shown to kids in schools?
Yes, it's scarier sometimes, and yes it has still meant I have had OVER 200 REJECTIONS, because sometimes it's scary for businesses to gt on board with people who are standing out, because what they know works is what they know works, and something different can seem risky ... BECAUSE IT IS!
But it's also where people can change the world, it's where the excitement is, that feeling of creating something new that no one has ever done before, of creating something that you really believe in and that you are driven to create because it is inside you waiting to burst free..
And when you can do that, even if the rest of the world doesn't get on board, even if it goes nowhere ... at least you will have had an amazing time creating it and letting it out into the world, and at least you will have been true to yourself and at least you will survive the apocalypse!!!
HA! TAKE THAT, PEOPLE IN THE BIG CITIES ALL GROUPING TOGETHER LIKE YOU'RE HASH BROWNS AT THE SHERATON!!!
And on that note, have an amazing week, and never let the fear of standing out stop you from being you! Because seriously, if we can do nothing else AMAZING in our lives, we can do that.
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