It’s getting harder and harder to stand out in any way. Our world is a world of globalization and Instagram fashion. People look alike, act alike, and mostly blend in with the crowd. Add to that our need to belong and you lose all that is unique. However, there is still hope. Belonging and being unique isn’t necessarily mutually exclusive. You can be a part of a group, watch the same shows as your friends do, and still find ways to express your uniqueness. There are five areas in your life that are perfect for expressing yourself and that will help you stand out in the crowd.
What was once a mark of every man is nowadays a mark of a man’s unique personality. It seems as though men have forgotten their manners and acting like a gentleman is as unique as it is admirable. Gentlemanly manners can be shown in all aspect of behavior and you should rise above the modern standards and show your best behavior. A true gentleman is respectful towards others. You will spot him in a crowd because of his posture, he stands tall with his back straight and has a dignified demeanor. He is in control of his behavior and uses hand gestures in a calm and moderate manner. He is polite, never forgets to say “please” and “thank you”. He has a firm handshake and listens to his companions attentively. When he speaks he is able to convey his thoughts in a clear and concise manner. A true gentleman has compassion and is kind towards others. Be it children, animals, or those less fortunate than him, he will treat them with the same respect and kindness with which he treats his loved one. Above all, a gentleman’s behavior is governed by his moral values.
Your passion is something that makes your blood rush, shakes you to your core, and can occupy your thoughts so completely that you forget where, or even who, you are. Men are passionate about different things. You might be interested in fashion, football, science, or something entirely different. It doesn’t matter what your passion is as long as you find it. No matter if you have made a career out of it or it’s just a hobby – you can indulge it in any way you find fit. Your passion is an extension of your personality and your values, and your devotion to it shows character. Your passion is a display of your best qualities, of your care about something bigger than yourself. Being able to express yourself and your passion will also have a positive effect on the rest of your life. You will become happier and more confident. So, never forget what your passion is and always find time for it.
The determination is another, and probably the most important thing that will help you embrace your unique personality, and let it shine so everyone can see. It seems simple enough, but our need for instant gratification tends to complicate things. The determination is proving to be more elusive than a sense of style in a modern man. But once you find the strength to persist in your actions and develop a sense of determination all things will fall into place. Your confidence will help you set your goals and with the right motivation and a dash of determination, you will reach success. Don’t be like the average modern man and give up when things get tough, be determined in the face of challenges and show how unique you truly are in the sea of plain Joes.