“Conformity is usually the last gasp of a failed commitment to creativity!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Fight back against the idea that you need to be like everyone else – be your own self.
Don’t follow conventional wisdom – pursue your own wisdom.
When everyone is running one way – turn around and bolt in the other direction.
When everyone says “it’s always been done this way,” find a new and different way.
When you are told it’s a dumb idea – make it into a great idea.
Refuse to accept the status quo – make your own quo.
Deny the ability of others to create the future they think you should have – build your own future.
Never, ever let anyone tell you that it won’t work – make it work.
When you are told you really should be doing something else – double down on your efforts.
Rebel. Refuse to conform.
Design your own car. Because you can.
— Inspired by my good friend Tom Morley