The Secret Of Being One In A Million

Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Tuesday, December 4, 2001


We can either be one of a million or one in a million. The secret of being one in a million is to stand out and be noticed. The good news is it isn't hard to stand out. All we need to do is be ourselves. Each of us is unique and has qualities and talents that no one else has. When we are willing to risk being our authentic self, we stand out.

Why is it a risk to be authentic? Being "authentically you" is risky because it is easier to be different just like everyone else. People want to stand out while fitting in. It just doesn't work that way. To stand out, we have to be willing to be different like no one else. We need to be willing to do things our way not "the way" and we have to risk looking different or perhaps even strange.

All my life I have wanted to fit in. And all my life I haven't. I have always been willing to be myself, which made me different like no one else. Being different isn't always easy because people will make fun or even ridicule a person who isn't like everyone else. It is often difficult to stand out because when a person stands out they become a target. It takes inner personal strength to be willing to be who we are no matter what.

The good news is that being "authentically you" delivers deep personal satisfaction. It takes personal strength to be willing to travel the road less traveled. However, once we accept ourselves for who we are others will too. We will begin to attract into our lives those who appreciate us for being unique.


All my life I wanted to be different just like everyone else only to realize that I am different like no one else. Being one in a million requires that we risk not fitting in, not being liked by many, and not being mainstream. It can be lonely at times. It can be sad at times and it can be the most rewarding experience. When we embrace who we are and we begin to live from an authentic space, our lives will take on a magical quality. We will begin to attract people who do appreciate the fact that we are different. The fact that we are different like no one else will become an asset. Being different can be our greatest strength if we allow ourselves to appreciate our uniqueness.

Becoming one in a million starts with our own acceptance of who we are. This is a process and not always an easy one. It requires that we embrace all of who we are, the best and the worst, the good and the bad. Once we truly love and appreciate who we are others will too. We will become one in a million.

Are you willing to be one in a million?

Daily Success Formula

Being authentic + Risk + Not fitting in = Being one in a million


"In a million people there are a thousand thinkers, and in a thousand thinkers there is one self-thinker." Ludwig Borne

"A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable." Eileen Caddy

"It is not easy to be sure that being yourself is worth the trouble, but [we do know] it is our sacred duty." Florida Scott-Maxwell

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." e. e. cummings
Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee


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