"I think fitting in is highly overrated. I'd rather just fit out. .
Fitting out means being who
you are, even when people
insist that you have to
change. Fitting out means taking up
space, not apologizing for
yourself, and not agreeing with
those who seek to label you
quote above sounds so independent minded and being so sure of oneself and not
being concerned what others think, but doing as we think is best regardless. It
speaks of being yourself, even in the face of criticism. It's so stereotypical
in its own way.
used to love the whole idea of this quote and in fact tried to live most of my
life this way. Standing out just enough, but not all the way. But, I was doing a
lot of that to seek approval which, according to how I interpret this quote, is
the opposite of what it is saying. So my unique individualism was more or less a
way to get positive attention and to fit in, even though it was the long way
around the block so to speak.
life changed the most when I simply changed my focus from me to others. Not that
I gave up on me, or no longer cared for some attention, but I just stopped
thinking so much about me and what I was doing all the time. I started seeking
ways to help others, to help businesses and more. I mentor people in my own way,
and provide value wherever I can, whenever I can. To even make it simpler, I
began to share.
Rohn, my favorite mentor as I was growing said it this way: "Sharing makes you
bigger than you are. The more you pour out, the more life will be able to pour
in." He brought that into focus with this simple warning: "Learn to express, not
going down this path has changed for me is that I feel so much more satisfaction
from what I do and I feel that I am providing value; becoming a person of value,
rather than someone looking to fit in or even to fit out.
What Can I Do To Be Of Service To Others? What Do I Have To Share? How Can
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