Everybody is different. We are all born different,

most of us are very different. We all live under

different circumstances, we grow up in different

environments, we react in different ways to our

surroundings, and yet there seems to be some

invisible force that tries to make us all fit into

one mold, to conform, to aim for average,

ordinary, run-of-the-mill.

Some people actually like that. They don’t want

to be different. They don’t want to stand out

from the crowd. They don’t want to be noticed.

They prefer the 9-5 style, working for a boss

rather than being their own boss. The more they

are like the “Joneses“, the more they blend in, the

happier they are. The less different they are, the

more at ease they are, the less nervous they feel.

They enjoy the mold. Life is easy that way. At

least so they think.

Staying stagnant or breaking through?

There are some advantages to this, to fitting

into the mold. You will get less opposition that

way. People in general are more likely to accept

those who are like them. If you are different,

don’t be surprised if some people keep you at

arm’s length, get jealous of you or even try to

hinder your progress. Maybe people you have

known for years and who were your friends will

keep away if you try to break out of the mold you

were in before. So if you like it the way it is, if

you prefer stagnant to change, if your chief aim

is safety and security, stop reading. This will not

be for you. Stay where you are, stay in your mold

and keep to those who are like you. Trust me, you

will be happier that way.

“It ain’t easy to break out of a mold,

but if you do your work, people will

ultimately see what you’re capable of.

Too often, people find it easier to make

assumptions and stick with what they

believe. They put you in a place and it

makes their job easier. The good people

constantly search for something

different”.– Christopher Meloni

Now don’t get me wrong, molds are important.

They are used all the time, every day, and we

could not live without them. Just looking around

the room here, there is the printer, the monitor,

the keys on the keyboard I am typing on, plastic

shelves, the phone, the dustbin and the list goes

on. They were made with the help of molds.

Thousands of these items were made just the

same. Things that are made in molds are

everywhere. Many of these items are useful, they

are good, and they are cheap. Often you buy them

by the dozen. They are mass-produced. But I

don’t think I am mass-produced, and I don’t

believe you are either. We are individuals. Inside

each of us there lies a unique dream, a vision , a

distinctive desire to do something more than the

norm, out of the ordinary. It does not always

have to be big or grand, but it is not something

you can mass produce, that can be made in a mold.

Believe it or not, some people like to be different.

They don’t want to be like everyone else. They

don’t like same old, same old. If that is how you

feel, if you are unhappy with staying in a mold, if

you are not content to keep the status quo, if

you want to venture out and try something new,

find out what is on the other side of the

mountain, look beyond the horizon, by all means,

read on. Then you are in good company. That is

the kind of people who make history . They are the

ones who create opportunities for themselves,

and for the rest of the world. They are the people

who are successful, who make their dreams come

true. Their lives are far from easy, they are full

of challenges to be overcome, difficulties and

problems to find solutions to, and sometimes it

feels like they have to fight hell and high water to

get to where they are going. But their lives are

also exciting and fun. There is never a dull

moment. They feel alive, vibrant, they actually

thrive on adversity.

But you can’t have such a life if you resist

change and just stay in the mold. You are

moldable, yes, but you should not leave all the

molding to others. You need to take an active role

in your own development, in what is molding and

shaping you. That is what freedom is. It is maybe

not the easiest way there is, I know, but if you

are like me and you know you don’t want to fit in

a mold made by others, you will never be really

happy and fulfilled until you break out of the old

mold, break free, and start living your own life.

So what are you waiting for? Don’t wait for

things to change. Don’t wait for the right

circumstance to come around. Don’t wait for

some transformation to happen to you. The

longer you wait, the greater the chances are

that you will become a victim of the mold blob. In

the end you will stagnate and solidify.

Instead, why don’t you create the circumstances

you need. It does not matter if you are looking to

start a home business, open a new company,

change your daily or weekly routine, or simply

change the furniture around. Take charge. You

be the transformation you are looking for, you be

the change you are waiting for. Today is the best

day of your life to forge ahead, to form

something new, break free from of old ruts, and

break out of the mold. Do it today, and don’t


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