Do you want to succeed? Then don't be normal.
In fact, be scared by normal people.
Normal People Scare Me, Reason -1: Normal People Are Boring
Bob, a “boring” motivational speaker friend of mine got invited to do a keynote at a nudist colony.
He gets to live on their resort for a whole week before doing his presentation.
But does he get naked and immerse himself in this new community? No!
I convince him over Facebook to at least try and get naked before he finally goes on stage.
Stretching himself, he said he did.
But that faithful night, as he looked over the audience, he noticed that all of them were fully clothed!
Yup. In full tuxedo's, to honor the “boring” man who would not get naked with them.
If I was there, I would have completely immersed myself from day 1. I am not a boring man.
Normal People Scare Me, Reason -2: Normal People Don't Believe a Word We Tell ThemI don't lie. Never. I tell people, honestly, I'm a blind, Pakistani, albino.
Some people just don't believe me.
A woman from a show audience came up to me one time and complimented me on my performance, but wondered why I lied about being a blind, Pakistani, albino.
Since I was traveling that week to China, I presented my Canadian Passport to assure her of my authenticity.
“Oh my God!” She exclaimed. “You even carry fake ID!?”
Oh my Goddess! At this point, I wanted to have some fun with her. But sticking to my rule, I still didn't lie.
I told her that I was also a best-selling author and leader of a political party. She ran off screaming that I was a compulsive liar.
Ladies and gentlemen... Normal people are boring, and they never believe a word I say.
Normal People Scare Me, Reason -3: Normal People Don't TravelTravel gives us such a great richness to life that normal people just don't understand.
It was difficult for me to grab a cab in China, but when I did, the first thing I heard was an automated voice saying “Welcome to Beijing Taxi.”
Unfortunately, no driver ever understands a word of English. Even sounds of tourist attractions like “Forbidden City” went right over their head.
I had to get somebody to actually write out in Mandarin exactly where I wanted to go, before I could get anywhere.
I finally got to the Forbidden City.
And right before I left the cab, the driver pressed a button that alerted me: “Thank You for using Beijing Taxi.”
Normal people just don't understand the fun of travel stories like that. Normal people are boring, and if you're a normal person, you may even think that I made up that whole story!
How Normal Are You?Let's love the world together...
[)anish /|hmed, blind visionary
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