Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?

English: Phyllis Diller portrait
Phyllis Diller (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Most people don’t realize they have seeds of greatness on the inside of them that are just waiting to be cultivated so that they can grow.

Not everyone is successful early in life. Not everyone makes good grades in school, but that doesn’t mean they won’t do great things in life. There have been some people who contributed great things to the world who did not do well in school. They might have let it get them down and decided they would live a normal, mediocre life. But they didn’t. Some of these people are Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, numerous rock stars, actors, sports stars and many, many others.

Some people have very little formal training in their field, but they still stand out due to the fact that they allow their seeds of greatness to grow. Joel Osteen has one year of Bible College in which he studied TV broadcasting, not preaching or pastoring, but he preaches at the largest church in the USA, which he took from his father and grew it to what it is today.

Phyllis Diller was an American actress and comedienne. She created a stage persona of a wild-haired and eccentrically dressed housewife who made self-deprecating jokes about her age and appearance, her terrible cooking, and a husband named “Fang”, while pretending to smoke from a long cigarette holder. ~ Wikipedia

Diller competed with many beautiful women for the top spot in humor and many say she took it. She took what she seemed to think was her liability and turned it into an asset—her appearance.

The movie Rocky, was written by Sylvester Stallone. Complications his mother suffered during labor forced her obstetricians to use two pairs of forceps during his birth; misuse of these accidentally severed a nerve and caused paralysis in parts of Stallone’s face. As a result, the lower left side of his face is paralyzed – including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin – an accident which has given Stallone his snarling look and slightly slurred speech. ~ Wikipedia

Many would feel that if he had a mouth that was crooked, acting was not for him, but Stallone didn’t let it deter him. See photo below. Actually, many think his mouth adds character.

In the movie Rocky said to Adrianne, his girlfriend “My mom always told me that since I didn’t have much of a mind, I had better develop my body.”

Adrianne replied “My mom always told me that since I didn’t have much of a body, I had better develop my mind.”

Many people who seemed to fail at many different things in life often ended up training their mind to do something amazing. I have written blog posts about many of them.

The mind is a terrible thing to waste. (And the waist is a terrible thing to mind.) Don’t forget to say your affirmations, whatever they may be. Example: I am happy, healthy, wealthy, wise and good looking.


  1. I absolutely loved this post, Brad! As they say, when one door is closed, a window is open. Instead of focusing on the negativies, there are plenty of positives. And the positives that we possess is what makes us stand out “from the pack”. 🙂

    I’m following your blog so I won’t be sitting here the whole night trying to finish reading everything you’ve written. 🙂

    Good night,


  2. Very intresting post! I feel more intelligent from reading this! Thank you for liking my post!

  3. Hi Brad.

    I always enjoy reading your posts. I don’t know what you feel about blog awards but I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and look forward to seeing the logo on your blog and reading more about you. The link to my nomination of you and the blog rules are here: http://beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/beatredundancyblues-won-the-very-inspiring-blogger-award

    Just to let you know, I have shared this post on Twitter and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/beatredundancyvblues I think it is awesome. Everyone should unleash the power within themselves for their greater good.

  4. I never wanted to fit in in life – I always wanted to be different – there was never any such thing as ‘peer pressure’ for me – just being part of the herd, and I didn’t want to do that. Right from the age of about 3, I did everything I could to be different to everyone else.

  5. Reblogged this on imconfident and commented:
    This fits in so well with my own thoughts. We don’t have to be perfect in order to succeed in life. We just have to believe in ourselves. Everyone was created to have unique and wonderful gifts. All we have to do is discover them and use them to our best ability.

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