Can you see it?
Do you notice that you’re dressed dramatically differently than everyone else at the event?
That you’re driving at a different pace than everyone else?
That your question at the end of the talk lasted four times longer than anyone else’s?
That your band’s new single is half the volume of everything else that’s being pitched to this program director?
That your code isn’t commented and everyone else’s is?
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being different from the crowd. In fact, it might be the ideal path forward. The problem begins when you don’t see what’s not matching up.
The best way to transform the path is to see the path first.
History doesn’t always repeat itself, but it usually rhymes.