When you start making great changes in your life, people will think you are weird. That is a fact.
Thinking about what people might think becomes a great excuse not to live fully and not to incorporate much-needed change. People will think you are weird, different, crazy, funny, and that is ok. People will also think you are fun, amazing, beautiful, lovely and badass. As good or bad as any of those thoughts are, none of them should damper your motivation, kill your inspiration or make you question your desire to take action.
Most people want things to stay the same and when you go changing things up, you become a threat. Your curiosity challenges their lifestyle and when you actually take action, they start questioning everything. Unfortunately, when questioning their own lives, things get so uncomfortable that they change the topic and think about you and how weird you are.
You are weird if you …
- Wake up early
- Live debt free
- Keep a journal
- Watch The Holiday several times a year. (ok, maybe that is weird, but I LOVE that movie)
- Live on a boat
- Drink green juice
- Get your best ideas on a yoga mat
- Love cupcakes (wait that’s not weird)
- Quit your job
- Homeschool your kids
- Run marathons
- Dress with less
- Believe in God
- Floss in the shower
- Give Freely
- Kill Your TV
- Laugh way too loud
- Make your own laundry soap
- Quit Facebook
- Sell your car
- Gave up everything and travel the world
- Have a compost pile
- Love Dave Ramsey
- Don’t like shopping
- Name your van Zooey and take her on tour
- Live small so you can live big
When you start to think someone else is weird, pay close attention and ask questions. Get uncomfortable and take action. You can be weird too.
You will threaten some, but your weird, crazy, lovely, badass behavior will inspire and spread hope, joy, courage and change. Let go of the excuse that people might think you are weird if you make a change or try something new. They absolutely will and you will survive it. Maybe you are weird. Welcome to the club!
What makes you weird?