To stand out is not about being the only one, but to be the most outstanding by way of excellence.
According to Matshona Dhliwayo, “The world accommodates you when you fit in, but only rewards you for standing out.”
With the competition getting stiffer out there everyday, it is becoming more and more imperative for one to stand out! That means more work, discipline and the willingness to sacrifice adequately for that to happen.
There are school of thoughts that tells you to be ordinary, to be yourself, which is fine. If only Nelson Mandela stayed ordinary. If only Barrack Obama stayed ordinary.
For every generation, there are stand out greats. Few of them, but yet managed to be a name imprinted in the sands of time.
CVCLICKS today dares you to stand out.
It is okay to be scared, or doubtful. That is normal for one as a human. Courage is never about the absence of fear, but the application of that fear to make you succeed despite it.
Whenever you are afraid, just remember those two greats mentioned above….
Mandela was also the first black President of his country, South Africa. Mandela was born in Mvezo, South Africa to a Thembu royal family. His government focused on throwing out the legacy of apartheid by ending racism, poverty, inequality, and on improving racial understanding in South Africa. … He was 95 years old.
Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. … Obama was elected over Republican John McCain and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, he was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
On November 4, 2008, Obama defeated Republican presidential nominee John McCain, 52.9 percent to 45.7 percent, to win election as the 44th president of the United States—and the first African American to hold this office. His running mate, Delaware Senator Joe Biden, became vice president.
The one thing they both have in common is being the “first” at somethings.
To Stand-Out, look for what to be the first at.