"Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.” ― Suzy Kassem
Don’t just beat around the bush. If you want society to be good or you need some changes in it, first reflect that change in you and in your attitude. Don’t assume everything as pre-defined and just enchanting the same words like a parrot, rather question yourself about every action you are performing whether it is of any use or it’s just performed because people say it has to be.
Many of you must have heard of DASHRATH MANJHI (popularly known as Mountain Man) – the man on whose life evens a movie is being made by Bollywood. He was able to make way through a whole mountain by his persistent efforts, despite everyone else telling him that it’s such a big mountain and it’s impossible for a single man to cut it and lay a road but he did it.
“Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.” ― Shannon L. Alder
Similarly, many people in our society think that women are week; they should remain at home and should not be allowed to study much or work outside, etc. But many women are breaking the stereotypes now they are CEOs of various big companies such as Indira Noori - CEO of PepsiCo and many more. They were able to do it as they grabbed that opportunity and broke all rules to do something different, outstanding, and unique. Something which is an inspiration for not only encouraging the females but also their parents, to support them to rise high.
“Uniqueness is what makes you the most beautiful.” ― Lea Michele
Similarly, Nelson Mandela broke all stereotypes and all chains to fight against the apartheid problem in South Africa. Thousands of people are leading a free life now because of the efforts he made by standing out and fighting against the system to end this problem of apartheid. Other people were also troubled with this apartheid problem but they were not able to fight the system and come out as legends and that’s why their names won’t be written in the golden letters in history.
“Being a one of a kind means we are automatically the best in the world at what we do.”― Victor Williamson
There are no fixed rules on how to succeed. You just have to pave your own path. Find out the difficulties in walking that path, fight back like a hero with the obstacles. Always have your logic clear, until it doesn’t make perfect sense just don’t think of even slowing down your pace, just because people say you can’t do or this is not meant to be done by us. Until the things are perfectly legal and the destination is appearing as a rosy picture just don’t pay heed. Those people who are stopping you now only will narrate your heroic stories to others. Right now the problem is it’s only you who can think beyond that dark and tall wall but the one who hasn’t seen the greener side another way round can’t even dream of getting there someday.
“It's hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.” ―Dolly Parton
So, make a wise choice and just remember the first persons to do a particular job for e.g. Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, etc. after these astronauts so many other great astronauts traveled to space or landed on the moon but not everybody is well known to us eventually these two are quite famous. Because they broke those stereotypes that we can’t step into outer space or the moon is unreachable. Just by thinking this, so many people might have backed outgoing on these missions. But these two took a chance and outshined like anything. The feeling of becoming the first-ever person to do that is unimaginable and simply great. The only thing required is the right approach and intentions. If these are true then just head high and walk your way, one day you will be a guiding light for thousands.
"The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique." — Walt Disney
Look, life is all about taking the right decisions and above all taking chances. Don’t just copy others. Even the rituals we follow are someone’s creation for the first time. Success will be all yours if not today then definitely tomorrow just pursue your aim, leave no stone unturned, break all the barriers and just remember it’s your life and not any machine that has some fixed patterns. So don’t just keep on hitting hard in copying other’s patterns, rather create your unique style, others can take inspiration from. Just never lose your identity or rather your own true self and be ground to earth. And you will surely rock.
"You were born to be an original. Don’t die a copy." —John Mason