Be Different

September 29, 2015

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how exceptional folks became exceptional. It started with studying sports heroes. Then business heroes. Spiritual masters. Actors. Musicians. Writers.

The one common pattern is that the top people do not behave like the rest of us.
They eat different, sleep different, think different, speak different, and do a lot of odd things.

In a world where everyone has equal access to all the information in the world, I think it’s even more important for us to do weird things to get exceptional results.

At least, that’s what I tell myself.

If everyone is religious, become atheist.
If everyone is atheist, become mystical.
If everyone uses facebook, go back to using snail mail.
Ditto twitter, instagram, and all the other things people are into.

If people think carrying crystals for mystical powers is dumb, that’s exactly what I want to try.
If traditional science says acupuncture is a scam and that chiropractors are selling snake-oil, sign me up! More oil for the rest of us, I say.

Most of these experiments have little to no side-effects.
The only risk is that people will say you are nuts and irrational.

But that’s good, right?
Do you know what I’m saying?