The Better Man Project

Rise Up And Be An Outlier

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Our natural tendency is to be mediocre. The world doesn’t want us to be anything but in the curve because that’s the safe zone. The zone where a majority of everyone else is as well. The zone that will keep you doing, being, and acting average. Normal is death.

There comes a point in everyone’s life where they just want to be normal. To fit in. To be accepted by the group. I tried that. I tried that a few times. But you want to know what I learned from trying to be like everyone else? 1. It’s impossible. 2. It’s just boring.

Why would you want to be anything but yourself. You were born and given the most unique gifts in the world that no one else has in the same combination as you. I say leverage what you are good at, work on what you are bad at and dream . Dream greatly. Live daringly. Speak kind words and inspire the hearts of others.

Be anything but normal. Be strange. Be weird. Be outrageous. Be anything but boring.

- Evan Sanders


  1. January 16, 2014

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  2. January 2, 2014

    Reblogged this on HannahLantana and commented:
    Keeping this at the forefront for 2014.

  3. January 2, 2014

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  4. January 1, 2014

    If we pursue our individuality, as you promote, than “normal” becomes a personal experience, rather than socially defined construct. No need to try to conform to other’s standards. Keep dreaming.
    Happy New Year

  5. January 1, 2014

    Perfectly stated :)

  6. January 1, 2014

    Reblogged this on Wilder Man On Rolling Creek and commented:
    The quote at the beginning of this post is really awesome. It’s also a short post. Go ahead. Read it. You will be glad you did.

  7. January 1, 2014

    Good words. Thanks for bringing “it” to the the blog. Have a great transition into the new year. T

  8. December 31, 2013

    Oh I loved this blog post. Be strange, be weird, be outrageous and you know, I couldn’t think of anything more lovely to be.

  9. December 27, 2013

    Reblogged this on Unconsciousmess.

  10. December 26, 2013

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  11. December 26, 2013

    These are terrific thoughts! I shall endeavor to do just that in this new year.

  12. December 26, 2013

    I absolutely love the concept! Kudos my Friend :)

  13. December 26, 2013

    ‘Normal is dead ‘ that statement is the one of the few statements that has made an impression in my heart this year. .. thank you evan.

  14. December 26, 2013

    ‘Normal is dead’ that statement is the one of the few statements that has made an impression in my heart this year. … Thank you very much Evan.

  15. December 26, 2013

    Reblogged this on Nature's Walk Photography.

  16. December 26, 2013

    This is great! Something I really needed to hear today, as well. Thanks!

  17. December 26, 2013

    I have a question. What do you do if people simply don’t “get” you? For example, my wife says I have a dry sense of humor. Some of my in-laws say the same thing. From my perspective, they don’t seem to “get” me, to understand me. Which makes me wonder if I should change somewhat to meet their standards or just keep plugging along the way I am. I am one of those that actually loves their in-laws (We’re a rare breed.) and I don’t want to alienate them.

  18. December 26, 2013

    Love this! So true! Cheers :)

  19. December 26, 2013

    I agree!

  20. kajoemanis
    December 26, 2013

    thanks for this. It’s very encouraging. Would you please visit my recent posting and say what you think about it? Here’s the link:

    Big thanks!

  21. December 25, 2013

    Excellent. Well stated.
    Life, like a sweet song will hum along. Nothing looks lifeless. Everything is animated by the Spirit-Force. All our efforts will be crowned with success and glory.

  22. December 25, 2013

    Love this! We all “want” to be accepted by everyone else, when really all we need to do is accept ourselves and appreciate those that love us for whoever we are! The status quo is meant to be broken…

  23. laeliahunt
    December 25, 2013

    Love! :)

  24. December 25, 2013

    Well said!

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