"You are nothing special."
The quote is, “You are nothing special”. This quote is true. We put our pants on one leg at a time, see things with our own two eyes, hear things with our own two ears, and walk places with our own two legs. We also breathe the same air and pump the same blood. It’s not all that different is it?
Well, here’s the important part with a twist to it. That’s not the full quote. It should have said, “You are capable of everything. You are nothing special”.
Just like having two eyes and two ears, we all share this same reality that we can do and be whatever we want! That ability to do everything exists in each and every one of us. For that reason you are not special.
But here’s the opportunity. There are some people who might have better vision, might be able to hear a little better, might be able to run a little faster, which is their uniqueness that stands out beyond average. Unique is not special. We all have our own uniqueness that allows us to contribute in a way that maximizes our efforts, which many people call “your zone of genius”.
Now the game is to get people with different geniuses all swimming in the same direction and working together to share their uniqueness! You are not special just because you are unique. Within that uniqueness you are capable of everything! Fortunately, so is everyone else.