In such a competitive world, blending in with the rest of the crowd can limit you, and this applies to a wide variety of different aspects of life. Whether it’s work or something you do for fun, more often than not blending in is one of the worst things you can do.

Take a job interview for an example. You would never go into a job interview to be like everyone else, you would go in and show the interviewer why you are the better option and why they should choose you above the other candidates. All of the most successful businesses started with someone doing something different. It may have been a new idea entirely, a new take on an existing idea or doing something better. To be successful in anything, you need to look at what has worked for people in the past and apply a similar mentality to your idea.

There is safety in numbers, and this is why blending in is so easy, because it makes us feel safe and secure. This is where you need to be bold and break out of your comfort zone, something which we discussed on a previous episode.

The bottom line is that we are all different, not one person is the same as the next so we should never try to be the same as anyone else. However, standing out isn’t as easy as it may seem. Fortunately, we recently covered ways to help you stand out in our latest podcast episode, so be sure to head over there to learn the best strategies to get yourself ahead of the game