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Why Not Be Over Being Normal?

Mar 4, 2024 | Conscious Leadership, Daily Trek

Why Not Be Over Being Normal? - Radical Trekking - Ayelet Baron

What if the idea of being “normal” is indeed overvalued, and it’s time to infuse our lives with a touch of why not?

Moving away from conventional norms opens up a landscape of possibilities. It encourages us to think creatively, live more authentically, and connect on a more meaningful level. When we let go of the need to fit into a predefined mold, we discover what’s in our heart.

Venturing into the unknown by embracing healthy ways of thinking sets the stage for breakthroughs.

Remaining open, challenging established norms, and exploring opportunities enable us to surpass conventional boundaries.

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”―Maya Angelou

The pursuit of safety, and being normal, often stems from fear. It hinders our willingness to embrace new experiences. And it also restricts our capacity for significant learning.

Ernest Hemingway shares, ” … People possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”

However, history shows us that the most impactful discoveries arise not from caution but from the courage to venture into uncharted territories. These breakthroughs emerge from ideas initially perceived as too daring or unconventional. It’s about possessing the audacity to push beyond the known.

By adopting a “Why not?” mindset over a “What if?” stance, we shift our focus from apprehension to possibility. This encourages us to engage with abundant perspectives and envision what could be.

Currently, many of us can use a dose of “why not” right now. What can we imagine and create beyond the horizon? How can we stop fighting for survival? Why not go beyond being normal?

Can we design technologies that not only advance human capabilities but also contribute to society? And in the realm of wellbeing, why not develop healthy practices and philosophies that nurture the mind, body, and spirit in harmony with nature?

So, asking “Why not?” is a readiness to embrace uncertainty and a commitment to exploring new possibilities, laying the groundwork for a future where we thrive on curiosity and courage. Because we already know how the known plays out. So, why not poke the bear?

Why Not Be Over Being Normal? - Radical Trekking - Ayelet Baron

Imagine a world where “normal” is just a setting on a washing machine, and the real magic happens when we dare to ask, “Why not?”

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