Here’s how Webster’s Dictionary defines normal https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/normal
I put these questions out there recently – “Are you normal” and “What does that even mean?” In this crazy world we live in, what makes us normal? Is it working 9-5 everyday?
Among the answers I got were: no one is normal, normal is a relative, subjective term, not an outlier. But my purpose behind the question was much more personal.
Therefore, I would like to put my two cents in the mix. Normal is boring. Normal people are NOT happy. They are NOT satisfied. They are NOT living the type of life they want to live. They are working every week just to pay bills and make ends meet. They are living for the weekend. They have a depression that sets in every Sunday night when the reality of work starting the next day sets back in. Then they retire on half of what they made, if they are lucky. Normal is not my dream.
Then there are the weirdos out there like me. I acknowledge that being an entrepreneur is NOT normal. It is NOT easy. It is NOT normal to constantly watch videos or read self improvement books to make ourselves better at what we do. We subject ourselves to adversity, disappointment, self-doubt and loneliness in the beginning. Having a dream that others don’t see the same as you is HARD. But it IS rewarding. Most successful entrepreneurs are tremendous weirdos. I’m happy to have a dream, to do more than just pay the bills. To actually make an impact on the world and in other’s lives.
I encourage you to embrace your inner weirdo. We can have fantastic fun together!