In our society, there is often pressure to conform and fit into predefined roles or standards.
People may fear standing out or going against the grain due to the potential for criticism, rejection, or judgment.
As a result, they may choose to conform, even if it means suppressing their true desires, values, or beliefs.
Earl Nightingale believed that true courage lies in breaking free from the shackles of conformity. It involves daring to be different, taking risks, and pursuing one's own path, regardless of societal expectations.
Courageous individuals have the strength to stand up for their convictions, follow their dreams, and make choices that align with their authentic selves.
By highlighting conformity as the opposite of courage, instead of cowardice, Nightingale encourages individuals to question the status quo and embrace their uniqueness.
Conformity can restrict your growth, limit your potential, and prevent you from making meaningful contributions to the world.
You don’t have to compete; all you have to do is create.
P.S. This was originally sent on June 15, 2023. Sign up today for Daily Emails and get our free OCD resource: Unstuck.