Been unique like earlier defined, means to be different from others in a particular sense. This word, although a word everyone likes and wants, comes with its own risks and fears. Before you’d be positively unique, you’ve got to do some certain things.
Now talking about uniqueness, it’s an outstanding quality that if everyone possesses, could deliver a range of options to choose while exploring. This quality is very beautiful to the ears but it’s not what people easily do. In order to know how to be unique, we’ve got to know why most people prefer to do things same way over again and not stand out.
Too much pressure
You’ve decided to act in a way uncommon to the people around you. These people would ridicule you for being different and this pressure actually makes some people not to act different.
Fear of the future
A trending course in school is engineering and there are only few people offering psychology. Your true calling is psychology but everyone you know are into engineering. When you think of psychology, you remember that there isn’t much jobs been offered for people in that course. This fear is what am talking about. The fear your decision might not result as planned.
Your family is endowed with doctors and your fathers the largest hospital around. You’re supposed to read medicine to carry on the family’s name. This causes a word I call ‘follow follow’.
With these three points, let’s bring principles to consider before falling for either of them
1. Never let the people around you to describe your future. Yes, don’t act because people pressure you. Act because it’s right. Even if people are persuading you to do the right thing, don’t do it because they told you. Do it cause it’s right.
2. Been different means you’re a pioneer. Yep, standing out simply means you’ve started something new. Follow others in the other hand, you might get employed. Been employed, you’re living someone else dream of owning a big company and employing people. Been unique, you’ll suffer and most probably would start a new company and employ people.
3. No tree can outgrow its umbrella. If you continue a family culture, you’re actually doing a good thing to the family. But personally, you haven’t fulfilled your reason for living. This means when you might be described by someone to another, you would be noted as a member of that family not someone known for his own accomplishment.
Now why should one be unique?
You’ve made your own name
You’ve created a new part for others to follow
You’re now a source of inspiration to other people
You’ve broken free off the comfort zone because
it’s something others hardly can do
These are among the limitless reasons you should embrace uniqueness.
So how can one be unique? Keep reading
Now how can one be unique?
Don’t be afraid
Stand out. If there’s a feeling within you to walk the other lane, don’t hesitate.
Explore the world
People who don’t explore the environment around them find it hard to discover themselves. This is because humans need to get around things to be able to define themselves. Read and know things so your decisions would be firm
Explain your decisions
To suppress the pressure of others, find a reasonable person and pour out your mind and feelings to him/her. With this, he’ll/she’ll understand and help you explain to others. Learn to explain things to people
Don’t look back
What’s done is done. Don’t regret your past with the time you might correct the present. If you’ve made a silly decision is the past, the only way to correct it isn’t by traveling back in time. It’s by being unique right now.
Stick to God
Only God knows your true calling on this earth. Being with God could open your mind to his blessings in your life. Being with God in the other hand would make you achieve your goal easier. For example you’ve made up your mind of being a president. Along the line you’ve been arrested for murder whereby God’s word says you shouldn’t kill. When you’re free, you can’t run politics anymore meaning you’ve cancelled that part in your life. Your chances of being employed would dwindled. Suppose you followed God’s word, you wouldn’t have kill. So therefore God’s commandments should always be obeyed.