Stop Hiding Behind Normalcy
Starting your own business can be scary. There’s always plenty of excuses to stop us from moving forward. But if you drown out all those fears for just a moment, can you remember what it’s like to KNOW that you have a special purpose?
Superman does not hide behind a mask. He hides behind normalcy.
I think many of us do that. We believe we have some special purpose but over time lose sight of it. And we spend most of our lives avoiding what we’re really meant to do, because it just seems too scary. Instead, we assume false identities based on our performance, because that’s safer than being who we really are.
When we do this, we deprive the world of our gift and live through a shadow of our true selves.
As kids, I think we’re always ready for the next big adventure and I know when I was growing up I knew there were big things in store for me. Somewhere along the way, I forgot.
Today, I know that I have something big to offer the world. I know I do, I feel it every day. Some days it’s easy to ignore the normalcy. But other days when life gets busy and the normalcy takes over, it’s easy to get caught up in the mundane and forget about the bigger picture. Your dreams. It’s easy to go through life on auto-pilot. To stop chasing dreams, to just get by.
If you’re ready to stop hiding behind normalcy, then congratulations! It’s a great place to be, albeit not always easy.
Today, I encourage you to stop living and hiding in normalcy. Stop letting your life pass you by.
You are a superhero and you have something to share with the world. Whatever that may be; an idea, a product, a story, a service—what are you going to do to make this world a better place?
Write your super power down. Put it on an index card, poster board, write it on your white board. If your artsy craftsy—make it rock! Whatever you do, just hang it up where you can see it and focus on it. Because it’s time to come out from hiding behind normalcy.
What is your super power?