Tayo Rockson, was raised in Nigeria, Sweden, Burkina Faso, Vietnam, and the USA, He is a speaker, consultant, and media personality who co-founded UYD Management – a strategic leadership and consulting firm that helps organizations incorporate sustainable diversity and inclusion practices. How do people succeed in life? How To Be Different And Succeed?

He has spoken at TEDx four times, the World Bank, the Global Summit for the International Youth Leaders Assembly (IYLA) at the United Nations, The United Nations Foundation among many other places and his work is heard and read by thousands of people in over 100 countries.

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Tayo Rockson is the author of Use Your Difference to Make a Difference, which aims to strengthen self-awareness, acknowledge biases, connect with others in a meaningful way, and celebrate the differences around us all.

To be truly connected, we must educate ourselves, choose not to perpetuate systemic bias, and effectively communicate with people with vastly different values, backgrounds, and beliefs. This book is a roadmap for navigating the path towards moral courage, compassion, and accountability.

Website: https://tayorockson.com

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Use-Your-Difference-Make-Cross-Cultural/dp/1119590698

So, how does being different lead you to success?

The majority of individuals follow the herd and live in continual fear of standing out. To succeed in today’s world, you must be unique, creative, and productive. Being unique might help you achieve your goals faster than you ever imagined, but we all dread losing when it comes to being unique. This fear makes you doubt your ability to accomplish anything.

A regular job is sufficient for some people. They merely want to provide for their families and spend their lives doing nothing exceptional. However, for some people, this isn’t enough; they want to improve their skills or income and get more control over their lives. This is impossible to achieve without standing out and being unique.

Being unique allows you to stand out

What distinguishes you from other ordinary people? That is the question you should ponder. Because being different doesn’t imply having two brains or extra arms or legs… it refers to how you think and acts in the world, as well as how distinctive your thinking is.

Our world, believe it or not, adores things that are unique. Anything disruptive and out of the usual captures our interest, which is why new iPhones, applications, beauty items, and Jeffree Star on YouTube are always being released. People adore it when you’re different! So, if you feel like you stand out in a crowd (even if it’s in a subtle way), know that your individuality is a tremendous asset.

Being unique inspires you to pursue your goals

One of the most important things you’ll need to finish your ideas and succeed is motivation. If you believe you are distinct from other individuals, this can serve as an additional drive to achieve achievement. This is because you want to prove to everyone that you are not inferior to them, or, conversely, that you are capable of more than they are.

Whatever it is, having something to motivate oneself with is beneficial. When pursuing your objectives and dreams, make sure you focus on your discoveries and experiments rather than the outcomes. Only focusing on the results will always lead you backward, not forwards.

Self-awareness is essential knowledge

Learning to think for oneself cultivates the unshakable self-assurance required to live and prosper in a society that appears to have gone insane. Within weeks of an influencer telling his or her YouTube subscribers that it’s the channel to use, or the best way to succeed, every business, lifestyle, and new wonderful thing that comes along is crammed to the brim.

Influencers bear a great deal of responsibility. Many of them are beneficial to certain people, but not all of them are beneficial to everyone. To get what you want out of life, you must first know what you want. It’s entirely up to you to figure it out.

Being unique drives you in the right direction

Following your ideas can undoubtedly aid your success, and being unique might truly drive you in the right direction. Did you know that before becoming president, Abraham Lincoln lost a number of elections? That’s what being unique and successful entails: having your own distinct ideology and sticking to it no matter what until you achieve whatever your objective is.

People who are different have a stronger desire to see their ideas realized, and this is a powerful motivator that can help you achieve in life.

Don’t Compare Yourself

Following your ideas can undoubtedly aid your success, and being unique might truly drive you in the right direction. Did you know that before becoming president, Abraham Lincoln lost a number of elections? That’s what being unique and successful entails: having your own distinct ideology and sticking to it no matter what until you achieve whatever your objective is.

People who are different have a stronger desire to see their ideas realized, and this is a powerful motivator that can help you achieve in life.

Don’t Listen To Opinions

There will always be meaningless distractions on your road. It’s not as simple as it sounds to follow your own thoughts. People will try to stop you, discredit your work, or judge you if you think beyond the box, and some will even question all of your decisions. Don’t let these people get in the way of your achievement; instead, use the criticism to your advantage.

Final Thoughts

You could believe that people succeed because of a touch of luck on their side, but they work hard to earn it. They feel that if they work hard enough, they will not need luck. Instead of waiting for things to happen, they believe in crafting their own destiny. They understand that there is no alternative to dedication. They give it them all every day until they get the desired results.

Even if you think being different is a disadvantage, embracing it and using it to create something beautiful is a proven path to success. We see examples of it all around us, but we rarely consider to ourselves, “Hey, this could be me!” “.

However, the truth is that you, too, may create your own success. All you have to do is decide that being different is a gift, not a curse and that you will use it to your advantage. I hope these suggestions may assist you in doing so.