Maybe You Are The One That Isn’t Normal

When you look at the concept of being “normal” what you are referring to is someone that fits into the “norm,” which means the majority of people. For some reason, people have a tendency to look at other people and think they are the ones that are not normal. However, my guess is that it isn’t the other person that isn’t normal. There is a good chance that you are the one that isn’t normal.

Being normal actually isn’t all that you might think. Normal means that you fit in with the average person. It finally dawned on me when I was thinking that someone wasn’t normal that in reality I was the one that wasn’t normal. After all, they had a 9 to 5 real job that they hated, watched two to three hours of TV a day and didn’t have a self help book on their shelf. Yep! That is pretty normal. Someone who doesn’t have a real job, loves what they do for a living, watches little television and has a library of self help books that they actually read isn’t exactly the most normal person around. You see, what is normal is just a judgment we make about people that are not like us. If you look at someone and think they are not normal, chances are you are the one that isn’t in step with the majority of the world.

The fact that you read something every day to help you improve your life isn’t normal. Most people tell me they don’t have the time to improve their lives, and especially every day. Then they complain about how unhappy they are. Yep! That is normal! Congratulations on not being normal.

I tried for years to be normal which means I tried to fit in and be like everyone else. The only thing I ever accomplished was frustrating myself and amused my friends who knew I didn’t have a chance at being normal. I learned the hard way it is much more satisfying to just be yourself. I am not saying it is easy not to fit in, there are advantages to being normal, but living your dreams, taking risks and being yourself aren’t any of them.


Rachelle Disbennett-Lee, PhD provides daily motivation, information and inspiration to thousands of people through her award winning e-zine 365 Days of Coaching.  For a free report, "The Power of Daily Action - How to create more Wealth, Health and Happiness by Tapping Into the Power of Daily Action" go to http://www.365daysofcoaching.com/daily_action.htm 
Coach Rachelle Disbennett Lee, PhD, 2007


 

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