The primary reason we don’t stand out from the herd is because of a fear. A fear that we might fail, a fear that we might not be accepted, a fear that we will be criticized. It is true that it’s always much safer not to stand out than it is standing apart. The number one regret that people have on their death bed is, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me."
The key to remember is two things: Respond to the person, not the problem. Labeling positives reinforce them, labeling negatives diminish them.
Inspired by an incident shared by Chris Voss on Mike Dillard's podcast, Self Made Man.
How do you lead your life, with a scarcity mentality or with an abundance mentality?