As humans there has been much discussion and documentation to suggest that we get caught up in “the herd” and are in fact a part of “the herd”. People within “the herd” demonstrate herd like behavior and do not like to see others attempt to move faster or breakaway from the herd, this creates fear and uncertainty amongst the group.
When considering to no longer be a part of the JOB/EMPLOYED Herd, not only do we have to deal with critiques from others in the JOB/EMPLOYED Herd we may have left, we also have to deal with the naysayers because, when we leave the JOB/EMPLOYMENT, we’re leaving the herd.
I personally have never been one to be in agreeance with others all the time, however allowed myself to be caught up in the herd and with the masses. I continually strived for success by working harder and longer to achieve the result I was looking to achieve.
The problem with this was that someone else was in control; gave the direction, then did not follow through; set the targets, without a plan and raise the bar increasing the goals, then moving the goal posts.
I realised I deserved more, deserved better in life than where I was. I was not going to achieve what I wanted to achieve. So I went in search of something that was going to allow me to live the life I was looking to create. Be in control!
It was evident to me that when I decided to depart from the herd, some of my close friends and work associates made fun of and mocked my decision to go it alone. I felt that many of these close friends and work associates were surprised with the choices and decisions I was making and would like nothing more than for me to stay within the herd!
My actions make them question themselves, can the grass be greener? Could this lead me to greater pastures elsewhere? These individuals want me to stay with them in the herd, that way they too can feel strength within themselves and that they then played some role in the sabotage of my opportunity. Self sabotage is an instinct that many individuals unknowingly undertake on themselves and project onto others, when faced with challenges or uncertainty in life. Many individuals will do whatever it takes to keep others apart of their very own herd, which makes them feel in control, that they are a leader and influencer within this herd.
I chose to leave the herd; so your comments and criticism I chose to not allow into my world.
I choose today to stand alongside and on the shoulders of Entrepreneurs!
What can you do to make changes in your life to get out of the HERD?