Wednesday, November 01, 2006

So you want to be NORMAL?!

I hear people say that they want to be "normal" again or "feel" normal. You know, normal is not all it's cracked up to be. Normal just means "average". Why would you want to be "average"?

Was Albert Einstein normal?

What about Rosa Parks -- was she normal? Absolutely not! If she was just the "average" person, she would have not done what she did --- which had a significant impact on society.

Many people who have health challenges have told me that they wish they could just be normal. Now, I understand that they are experiencing a loss of what they once had (with respect to their health) and what they used to be able to do as a result of great health. However, most often people want to be back to "normal" because of what other people think of them --- they feel that others look at them because they are "different" or "don't fit into the norm". Well, they may be looking at you or staring at you --- but that is more about them, than you. It's their stuff, their judgements and their fears that makes them look (or stare) at people that are different than them.

What's more important to you ... what you think of yourself or what others think of you? Do you know that they are related? If you are thinking that you are "not" normal or "less than" because of your health challenge or dis-ability, then that will be the types of people you will attract into your world -- people who think exactly the same thing... that you are "not" normal. What you think of yourself plays a huge role in what others think of you!

If you want to be normal ... start shifting what you think about yourself. Redefine "normal" or better yet, throw the word "normal" into the garbage can and shoot for extraordinary or outstanding! Defy the odds, be the outlier, be different ... it's more fun and fulfilling!

Warmest Regards,
Maria Lesetz
Lovin' Life
Certified Life Coach for Doctors
Motivational Speaker


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