Being different, the notion goes, is the route to success. Think different was even Apple’s motto for a period. And Apple is often held up as a poster child of the benefits of this ethos. Conventional wisdom suggests that products like the iPhone and Macintosh succeeded because they were different from the rest. Steve Jobs was a visionary because he thought different from everyone else.
So think different. Do things others aren’t willing to do. When others are giving up, opportunities increase for those who are willing to step up to the plate. Whenever you do something others are unwilling to do, you raise the game to the next level and you stand out from the crowd.
Don’t wait to be selected. Select yourself! Don’t let fear or lack of self-confidence keep you on the sidelines. You can determine what steps need to be taken to achieve your goals and start walking in that direction. Get Going NOW! Success is never inevitable. Time, energy, and effort are behind every successful person. We have to have a vision that’s clear. Even with a vision, you won’t execute flawlessly, but you’ll be moving in the right direction. Success is never assured or predestined. When you work hard with a vision in mind, you become what your vision would have you be.
Make your own history. You don’t have any idea what the future will bring, so even if it’s only in your own community or niche, be the best you can be and you will create your own history. Each of us, by virtue of being alive and being here, has a difference to make in the world. Make your own history, and make it a great one!