In this month’s column I wanted to share something I came across over 20 years ago that has helped shape my life in ways I never could have dreamed. It was the power of these words that helped me to stop living my life according to the dreams and desires others had for me. As a result not only do I love my work but my husband and I have raised our children to hopefully create their lives filled with passion and creativity, by discovering their individual gifts and hopefully turning them into their purpose. I invite you to think about these words of wisdom and inquire within as to how they pertain to you. Then, perhaps, you can take what you have learned and figure out how you may support your loved ones to follow their joy as well.
The person who follows the crowd, will usually get no further than the crowd.
The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.
Creativity in living is not without its challenges and difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt.
And the unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you are right, they’ll say it was obvious all along.
You have two choices in life: you can dissolve into the mainstream, or you can be distinct.
To be distinct, you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no else but you can be. ~Author Unknown