It’s time we redeem ourselves, our values, our thinking and our focus.
It’s time we remember what’s most important in life.
Are you willing to be different?
So many in today’s world are touting they “want to make a difference.’’
While this is wonderful in concept, in practice it seems the majority are doing very few things differently from the masses.
If you truly want to “make a difference in the world” you must be willing to do
and be something different in the world.
Socialized mind encourages you to assimilate and homogenize.
But that just keeps you stuck; and constantly having to “compete” with all those who are touting the party line.
Bob Marley was different from the masses.
His reggae beats were pretty much non-existent in the mass market, and vastly different when he arrived on the scene.
Now, many years later when you think reggae, what’s the FIRST name that pops into your mind?
I bet it’s Marley.
Don’t gain the world and lose your soul,
Wisdom is better than silver and gold.
~ Bob Marley
Vincent Van Gogh was different. In fact, extremely eccentric and different.
So eccentric and different that at one point he was committed to a mental institution.
The people of his day hated his work and even called it ugly.
He was even physically abused and derided.
He never sold one single painting while alive. Yet upon his death he left over 2,100 masterpieces.
I see the world differently than everyone else. Maybe God has given me a gift for
people who are not yet born to appreciate.
~ Vincent Van Gogh
Queen was different.
Their complicated rock, sometimes crossed with opera and classical stringed orchestra, was extremely unusual and extremely long playing for traditional radio.
Now Freddie Mercury’s soaring vocals, and Brian May’s complicated riffs on his home-made guitar, are legendary.
I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.
~ Freddy Mercury
When I’m gone, people will no doubt remember me for Queen.
But I would much rather be remembered for attempting to change the way we
treat our fellow creatures.
~ Brian May
John Coltrane was different.
Most did not understand the often-erratic sounds he squeezed from his saxophone; and to this day many still don’t.
Coltrane made his instrument do things that no one had ever done before.
Practicing an average of 12 hours per day; and often so obsessive that he would practice up to 10 hours on one single note!
Now he’s known as one of the greatest saxophone players of all time.
I’d like to point out to people the divine,
in a musical language that transcends words.
~ John Coltrane
Being different is difficult. It takes courage, patience, perseverance, grit and endurance.
It takes vision.
It takes being committed to a cause and calling, far-beyond your own personal and immediate needs.
I’ve found you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light.
~ John Coltrane
You see, those who follow the masses most often get absolutely LOST in them.
Leaders make a difference by blazing a new trail.
Again, if you want to “Make a Difference” you must do something different.
If you’re not doing anything unique and different,
how can you say you want to “make a difference”?
That’s how Leaders are made.
That’s how legends are made.
Regardless of what you’ve been told or taught, leaders are not born.
They are built.
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What are you building?
What will you build?
If it’s not unique and different than it really makes no difference.
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