Motivational tips: 8 important reasons why you shouldn’t try to be ‘normal’

There is so much pressure today on people to conform, so you might be forgiven for thinking that sometime in the future we are going to look like identical clones. Fitting in and being ‘normal’, whatever that is, is all well and good, but it’s our very individuality that makes us special. It would be a very boring world, if we were all the same and here are eight reasons why you shouldn’t try too hard to be, someone else’s idea of normal:

1. Because you are good enough the way you are

You don’t need to be someone else’s idea of perfect, just be yourself! We are all different both on the inside and the outside. Different isn’t wrong, it’s beautiful!

2. Who decides what’s ‘normal’ anyway?

No one has the right to decide what is normal and what is not. There are certain norms that we have to conform to, in order to live side by side peacefully with one another, but other than that, be proud of who you are, because there is no one else like you on this planet, therefore never try to be something that you are not, just be you!

3. Develop your own unique talents

Your parents want you to be a doctor, but you want to become a rock star? Don’t follow someone else’s dreams, follow your own dream, follow your heart! Even though people might only have your best interests at heart, as well as good intentions, thinking that they push you into the right direction, but it’s certainly better to chase your own dream, than to have never even tried.

4. Pretending doesn’t work 

If you try and be someone that you are not, the chances are that you will fail. Pretending to be something other than the true you will only make you feel uncomfortable and unhappy. Someone said that it’s better to be an original then a copy, so just be the best version of yourself possible.

5. If someone wants you to change, then can they really love you?

If someone else is asking you to be more ‘normal’, then you need to ask the question why? There are, of course, some situations where this might be valid and for your own good, but in most cases we are talking about someone who wants to turn you into their own idea of what a person should be, instead of just loving you for who you are.

6. Normal is just boring

We all have to be a little different, it’s called having a personality. What on earth would we all have to talk about, if we all agreed on everything?

7. Be the best that you can

One of the biggest things that happy people know is that they have tried their best and followed their heart. Being the best that you know you can be is far more important, than trying to be what you are not, just to please other people, so be the best version of yourself!

8. Believe in yourself

Take a look in the mirror. That person looking back at you is important and that person is beautiful! Look after yourself, love yourself and believe in who you are. You are special and don’t forget it.

Do you have some other reasons why we shouldn’t conform to other people’s standards? Feel free to share your thoughts and motivational tips in the comment section below.

Stay happy!

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