These were the words I saw on my friend’s whatsapp status today. >You have to standout to unseat them.This sentence kept ringing in my head so I decided to make a post of it.We always want to do things that meet the approval standards of people. We are sometimes afraid of the reaction of people. Will I be accepted if I become this way? This question inside our minds have kept so many of us in one category.It’s not enough to be basic as everyone is, Be extra.Be someone who is conspicuous in an area because of his or her refusal to conform with the actions, opinions, desires, etc., of the majority.There’s a lot of imitation today. A style comes out and everybody joins the bandwagon and wants to work around the existing circumference. That’s the perfect time to hit them with a shock wave of a different concept.There are several ways to stand out from the crowd.- Decide what standing out from the crowd means for you. Is this about looking as different from everyone else around you as you can possibly be or is it about going the extra mile to prove that you are one of a kind in skills, talent, or personality? Standing out from the crowd might be about trying to live your best and be your best. Or, it might be about trying to have a unique style or look that you’ve created yourself without borrowing from other people’s ideas. At its most basic, standing out from the crowd means embracing your individuality and trusting that your own choices are good ones. The person you’re projecting out to everyone will stand out more successfully if you’re fully confident about yourself.- Think for yourself. Standing out from the crowd won’t happen if you’re thinking with the crowd. While there will be times when the crowd-think does align with your own thoughts, what about all those times it hasn’t? Be prepared to voice your differences, your concerns, and your preferences. When talking, it is important to come across as self-assured and knowledgeable, so be sure to have done your research and know your facts beforehand.- Don’t be swayed by the crowd. The pace of the crowd can be relentless and the ease with which the crowd can change its mind, its clothes, or its latest fad is breathtaking. Barely anyone in the crowd stops a moment to wonder if this shared momentum is responsible in a big picture way or whether it’s conscious of individual needs. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you’re going to need to stop and ask the hard questions, such as “Is there a point to this?” or “Just because everyone else has X gadget, why do I also need one? Will it enhance my life?”- Take chances or risks and work hard. Risks and chances are the things in life that can catapult you forward if they work out. Many people won’t take up the challenge because they’re afraid of failure. Yet, without failure nothing new can be gained and it is only those who are willing to take risks and to work hard at their dreams who eventually break through and succeed. Have a well-placed sense of faith in your mission, and a willingness to take risks if you want to stand out from the crowd.- Show initiative. Standing out from the crowd often means that you take action while everyone else stands back, wondering what to do next. If you learn to sum up situations quickly and to respond according to what needs to be done, you place yourself in a position of being different from the silent majority waiting to be shown what should happen next.