I read the book Normal Gets You Nowhere by Kelly Cutrone. In it she explores the idea that trying to be what society considers normal is really the best way to nowhere.
When I read this Maya Angelou quote it further resonated the idea of being normal or not. Have you ever felt like being different was not cool? Perhaps you felt like you didn’t fit in because you weren’t or aren’t like other people.
People have the tendency to want to ‘fit in’. We can be like sheep led by one person or ideal telling us what we should or shouldn’t be doing, look like or say. It’s important to understand that being ‘the odd one’ is not such a bad thing. Some of the most successful people in the world were also not considered normal.
If you can be open to embrace your individuality the ability to become amazing will come naturally. It’s when you try to be the so-called norm that your amazing self can get lost.
So read the quote pictured above again and take it in. You can truly be amazing.