Following the Crowd

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There are a lot of people in the world, more than 7 billion people so far and this makes for a lot of crowds. The world can be a very big, confusing, and scary place. On the surface, it seems like a good idea to follow the crowd. We think that if so many people are doing it (whatever “it” may be) then it must be a good idea. We notice that some famous or important, or powerful people are also following the crowd—perhaps leading the crowd—so it really must be a good thing.

But have you ever stopped to objectively look at who—or what—you are following? Have you asked—and answered—“where everyone is going?” Have you thought through to the possible outcomes of where they’re leading—and where you’re following to? Have you asked yourself if this is how you want to think, how you want to behave, and who you want to become?

If you want to achieve your dreams, you cannot follow the crowd. 

Even if you’re pursuing your dreams and found a group of like-minded people who are positive, encouraging, and are pursuing their dreams, you still have to walk your own path within that group. Your distinctive gifts and talents, along with your destiny, demand it.

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Your homework is to take the next step—especially the ones that you haven’t been taking because of the crowd.

To make it less intimidating to take the next step, break it into small, teensy bits and specks. Then do them!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

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