Those who stand out in a crowd are confident in who they are and the decisions that they make. They never let what other people think get in the way of what they want. When so many people want to be seen, you have to put your best foot forward. No, it is not enough just to be present, you have to show them why you stand out from all the rest. You would think the person who is always talking would get the most attention, that is not always the case. If you are always talking eventually people will stop listening, it is the person who knows when to speak up who will get the most attention.
Do not let what other people are doing intimidated you from doing the things you want to do. If you know what you want then go get it, embrace your individuality and voice your opinion even if no one else agrees. These are the traits of a person who will stand out in a crowd. In life, we have to learn when to take a chance on ourselves if we want to be great and do great things.
Here are some great tips that will help you stand out from the crowd:
Own who you are. Be confident in who you are and know the qualities you possess if you expect anyone else to notice you. Being afraid to show who you really are is no way to stand out in the crowd. When you are being yourself, your confidence will shine through in whatever you are doing. Never allow other people to make you feel like you have to change who you are to meet their expectations. When you own who you are more people will start to take notice.
Be confident in your choices. Many people are afraid to make decisions based on their own ideas and opinions. Their need to fit in will be the reason they will never stand out. You should never be afraid to be different or have a difference of an opinion. Life is too short to live your life based on what everyone else wants you to do. It does not matter if you are right or wrong, you do not have to explain your choices to anyone. Once you decide you’re going to do something, stick with it. Letting people know that you are not afraid to stick to your convictions will definitely make you stand out.
Do not be afraid to speak up. How many times have you wanted to speak up about something but you chickened out? Do not let opportunities pass you by because you are afraid. If you have ideas that are completely different than most people in the room, speak up. This is your time to shine. When you have the courage to speak up against the crowd, you give others the opportunity to look at things from a different perspective. Now that is how you stand out.
Learn to stand alone. Standing out sometimes means you will have to stand alone. You will have to learn to do things by yourself. Many people want to do what is safe and are never willing to take risks. If you are a person who likes to think outside the box, you may find yourself doing it alone. Do not let other people’s need to do what is safe stop you from following your passion. Those who are willing to go against the crowd are the reasons why legends are made and how new discoveries are found.
As you grow more comfortable with having your own voice, the more self-respect and confidence you will gain. Now that you have realized that being different is what makes you stand out and be recognized, never lose your passion for what you believe in. Let your newly found strength to stand out from the crowd intimidate those who had hoped you would always stay silent.
Each one of you has something no one else has or has ever had: your fingerprints, your brain, your heart. Be an individual. Be unique. Stand out. Make noise. Make someone notice. That’s the power of individuals. ~Jon Bon Jovi