Never even heard the word until yesterday. A client/friend actually used it in a sentence, it just seemed strange. and with good reason.
It was an anomaly my friend even used it. It is different, but the point is we should try and live by it.
The definition of anomalous: abnormal, irregular, exceptional, unusual, odd, bizarre, peculiar, unusual. Everything you should be if you want to "dream big and live the life you deserve." If not, you put yourself inside a box and that's where you will stay. Merge off the exit and onto the crowded highway of life, where everyone else has decided to take the same road, and you will creep along. There is a bottleneck and you are stuck in a long line of slow moving traffic, breathing the noxious fumes and wondering why nothing seems to be happening, except SSDD. (if you want to know what that means, you'll have to e-mail me).
Refusing to be an anomalous person means you are following the herd, going with the flow, floating in the sea of mediocrity.
Just ask any person who has helped to change, shape, or mold the world around them and by doing so change the lives of other people. These change-makers may have taken different paths and used different ideas, but the point is, they're different. Not different in the fact that they don't walk on two legs, have one head and one brain, they just found a way to used that brain differently, to think outside the box, see the world around them not as it is, but how it could be.
Dare to be different. Dare to be abnormal, irregular, unusual or exceptional. Don't take the highway, get off. Take the exit that leads to the back roads, less traveled, where your mind can roam, think, dream and reflect on what life is really about and what your life should be all about. In the end, or maybe in the beginning, it's about progress and then being significant.
You should strive to be different, because you are. But have you taken the time to figure it out, to tap into what you are really about, to find the hidden treasure inside of you, the gift that makes you different and can in effect change the world around you by making it better for other people.
Don't complain, change. Don't regret, reflect. Don't fear, fly.
Refuse to sit idly by, do nothing, or let others figure things out. Get to work.. on you. Don't live by chance, live to make change.
Tell yourself: "I am not ordinary, I am extraordinary. I'm not good, I'm great."
"I am not normal, I am anomalous." :)
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Speaker, Emmy-Award Winner, Financial Services
Author: The #1 Amazon Best-Seller: It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse's Story