Everyone Can’t Be Wrong, Right?

Have you ever doubted yourself, about something that you absolutely“knew” to be true? (At least for you.) This doubt probably has come from the idea or notion that “Everyone else can’t be wrong.” “They” don’t do it this way.

I have.

When I really sat down to think about it, I realized that “Everyone” indeed can be and has been wrong. Many, many, many..times. Remember when “Everyone” thought the Earth was flat?

How about the Orson Wells War of The Worlds radio broadcast that sent the entire country reeling by thinking the Earth was being attacked by aliens?

I could go on..but I won’t.

Just some food for thought.

The point here is that when we live our lives according to what “Everyone” else thinks, we do ourselves and everyone else a great injustice. We rob ourselves of hidden creativity and ideas that could contribute not only to the improvement of our own lives, but the lives of those around us.

How many times have you had a great idea, only to shelve it, because when you presented it to someone who didn’t see it the way that you did, they didn’t agree?

In some cases, “Everyone” has been right. In the cases of those that were bold enough to go out and follow their dreams despite what everyone else thought, there have been amazing results!

If someone wasn’t bold enough to create the Internet and Social Media, you probably wouldn’t even be reading this right now. (On your smartphone, tablet, or laptop) There are examples all around us of other brave souls who chose to go against the “Everyone” grain.

(Whether you love or hate these guys..we all have to admit..that they “went for it” and they will never be forgotten.)

You may be holding the next great idea that contributes to the advancement of our society, as a whole. Be brave enough to trust yourself.

Whether you Flop or Fly, at least you made the effort. That’s a commendable act. Ask “anyone.”