Do you want to be a norm?
You want to be perfect.
Balanced. Harmonious. Spotless.
That is what you think you want. To follow the perfect dream.
You want to have a great family.
(Obviously, a great house and a car too.)
You want an easy and smooth life.
You want to make a great carrier.
That is what you think you want. To follow the standard dream.
Do you want to be a deviation?
Luckily, you are much different than the norm.
You are strange, perhaps odd, colorful and spotty.
You are a masterpiece in creation.
It is the differences, not the norm, that shape interest and curiosity.
They make us think.
They make us look for answers.
They make us change and grow.
What is known and explained becomes boring.
What is different and standing out becomes interesting.
Have you ever thought that the greatest inspiration comes from the parts that do not fit to a model?
These are the ugly parts, aberrations, defects, imperfections, or surprises.
Indeed, we push towards a new development because the deviation is there and demands attention.
Harmony and elegance are powerful. They create a comfort zone.
As much as we want it and love it, we become lazy and purposeless when we dwell there for too long.
The norm, the model, the comfort zone is a place of rejuvenation. For a short while only.
The parts of yourself that are elegant, polished and worked-out make a great cover.
They help you shine. Yet, they likely stand on the way to your progress.
The parts of yourself that you wish to dispose of, change or hide are the sources of great power.
The imperfections are a potential for growth and purpose.
It is where you don’t fit and how you differ from others that becomes your strength.
It is the difference that is an inspiration for change.
Dare to be a Deviation, not the Norm.