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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Different

Sometimes small things change your life. Small actions, words, deeds have a long-standing impact on what you do. Very recently, I have met a young and energetic person who hasnt done anything earth-shattering, but has done remarkably well and the very zeal he fosters to do something big and different puts in us a new motivation to dream big!
When I was seeing him off, he told me 'Be Different'. The man is an addiction! Small words, big impact...
Life is all about making a mark for ourselves. I guess most of us wouldnt want a life no one remembers. We are always in a pursuit to make our lives meaningful atleast for a handful of others. With absolutely no ideas of drawing parallels to Robin Sharma's Who Will Cry When You Die?, I earnestly believe it is the number of people who are impacted by what we do that is of utmost importance to us in our life. That is the only reason why we want to be CEOs and not hefty-packet Techies! Ofcourse, as always, there are exceptions!
A general tendency of people to escalate the ladder of success is chanting the mantra 'Be Different'. Differentiation is a key among competing products in the market. Learning from the same analogy of products, the key to gaining success through being different lies in realising where the line between different and weird lies. Different would sell, weird would land you in hell!
In a drive to be different, do we sometimes fall prey to being foolish?! A popular, public accepted thing may be the best, but just to feel we are different, we land up making some other choice only to make a fool of ourselves. But that is probably what the starting point of being weird is.
When we talk of being different, the essential question lies in how is it that you be different? A crowd of equals, all as talented as you, all as motivated as you, where do you make the difference? Should the difference only be positive? ;) This exactly where I liked and blogged about the Bingo ad too! It is different!
If difference alone was the key to success, name and fame in this world, what is it that kept so many different people you and I heard of all along?! There are many many people out there in the world who are different from many of us, all of us perhaps, and are yet to see any minute success in their lives on whatsoever front it might be! Probably, it is persistence and conviction that they lack! Perhaps they are so different that they try something different everytime a different thing lands them in a different trouble!
It takes all tastes to make a platter. So probably, the key is to be a little different, a little insane, a little persistent, a little hardworking (life is sooo tough :P), and a little lazy (:D)! So, people, Dream On... Be different... Be Successful!

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5 Comments:

At June 19, 2007 4:16 PM, Blogger Shubham said...

Nice post. I will add to your key "So probably, the key is to be a little different, a little insane, a little persistent, a little hardworking (life is sooo tough :P), and a little lazy (:D)!" be a little lucky.

I think just being different will not always work, being lucky is also required. A lot of different popular people did not get their recognition for many many years, but as soon as they got a little lucky they became stars ;)

 
At June 19, 2007 7:44 PM, Blogger Deepa said...

Hi..
This is strong view on a couple of simple ( and yet forceful) words ' BE DIFFERENT...
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Quote from your post:-
When I was seeing him off, he told me 'Be Different'.
A crowd of equals, all as talented as you, all as motivated as you, where do you make the difference? Should the difference only be positive?
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I guess the key lies in thinking differently and eventually landing on a simple but effective turf.

I have noticed that.. being continously involved in the technicalites.. we tend to overlook the basics... Once in a while we need to sit back and introspect so as to hone our thining-differnltly skills

nice post.. enjoyed reading

 
At June 20, 2007 9:03 AM, Blogger pingu said...

well-written post...you have conveyed your thoughts effectively.

the key to gaining success through being different lies in realising where the line between different and weird lies. Different would sell, weird would land you in hell!

is a very important point to remember! :)

 
At June 20, 2007 11:18 PM, Blogger Smartalec said...

lol! i cant seem to tell the difference between sincere advice and sarcastic ones :P
haha! different strokes! won't desperately trying to be different work against u?! like make one a laughing stock, etc etc

 
At June 21, 2007 7:50 PM, Blogger desh said...

got it
life is all about being hatke

p.s.-being hatela wont help:P

 

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