When everybody else is doing the same thing, dare to be different. If you want change to happen, change should start within you by doing something different.
Look around and observe what people are doing and how they are doing it. Are they doing it the same way as you would, or are they doing it differently?
When everybody else is doing the same thing, allow yourself to do something different to stand out. If you resist change because you are afraid of what the outcome might be, you will end up getting stuck and won’t be able to progress.
It is no secret that Jack Ma has made an incredible life for himself. In our previous blog, Jack Ma: A true rags-to-riches story, we talked about his humbling story. And today, let’s take inspiration from another statement Jack Ma once shared, “Do something different.”
The message that we can portray from Jack Ma’s statement is to give yourself permission to experiment. Whether you are a common individual or a business owner, at a certain point you need to reinvent yourself, reset your creativity, and turn yourself around.
We all have different ways to do things. Eventually, you discover that you don’t have to drive the same route to work every day because there are still other directions you can take. If you want to make a difference, don’t limit yourself to doing the same things as others. But are you ready to be different?
Giving Up Is the Greatest Failure
Jack Ma continues to remind us that if we plan to make a difference, we have to do something different. Remember that Jack Ma failed 30 times in his career before he created Alibaba, the company he founded that changed his life.
If you dream of achieving something or becoming someone someday, you don’t always have to wait for opportunities to come your way. Most of the time, people become successful in life because they create opportunities by challenging themselves.
It can be understood that our fear of failing makes us lose confidence or interest; hence, we shy away from creating changes and trying harder.
But did you know that Jack Ma also said, “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” True enough, giving up is the end game.
So instead of refusing to acknowledge change, you can try doing something new. When you try something new, you see things differently, recognize differences, change perspective, learn better, and progress.
Where would you be in a year’s time? If you want to be successful, do something about it now. If you fail, you still have time to recover. Discover what you are good at and pursue doing it.
Many of us want a great deal of things, but only a few of us try to get them. Experimenting is an important thing in life, and Jack Ma encourages you to be brave to do it.