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Music Mondays: Christina Aguilera Challenges Everyone to Stand Out

Being accepted and fitting in—at what cost?


There are so many times when people sacrifice their dreams, beliefs, and most of all individuality, just to be a part of the “in crowd.”  They would much rather fit in and be accepted by their counterparts than to be viewed as strange or different because of their values. Engaging in a subconscious act of self-sabotage, many people work overtime to impress people who in time may be just faded memories, rather than use the same amount of work and effort to make themselves happy.


Why do people do this?

 Are you one of these types of people?


If you have been blessed with a natural-given gift or a dream, there should never be fear to pursue that dream just because other people may not understand it, may laugh at it, or may find it odd. I mean really—why subdue your uniqueness just to fit-in with others? At what cost are you willing to forsake the visions and talents that are inside of you?


You were not created to blend in—you were created to stand out.


Some of the most well-known and respected people in the world are as such not because they followed the status quo, but because they took a stand and were brave enough to challenge themselves to defy mediocrity and to operate in the gifts that they were given. They made the decision to soar above the norm.


This week’s song for Music Monday—”Soar” by Christina Aguilera speaks to this point. The lyrics give the push that is needed to rise above a life of normalcy. Using the boldness in her voice, she gives empowerment through her words to dismiss the urge to ‘go along with the flow of life’, build the courage to step out and let your gifts shine.


“Don’t be scared

To fly alone

Find a path that is your own
Love will open every door
See in your hands the world is yours
Don’t hold back and always know
All the answers you will unfold
What are you waiting for
Spread your wings and soar “



Enjoy today’s Music Monday Selection:  “Soar” by Christina Aguilera.




Have a song that would be perfect for Music Mondays?  Share below or tell me about it at:  melisasource@yahoo.com.




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Great Message Melisa! Sounds like we were both on the same page Monday! I can relate to this post, because I am in the process of breaking free of conformity. I have always been a person that has been different, but my difference scared me; it made me think that it was an oddity to be unlike those that walked the walk and talked the talk of everyone else. What I’ve learned through my life is that it’s OK to be different… the world needs people that stand out and do it like no one else has done it before.… Read more »

Makeba Giles
Reply to  Deeone

Greetings: Thank you so much and you are welcome! Yes this is something that I am working through as well right now– I am learning to embrace my differences also. I was one that never fit in with everyone else, so for many years I believed that something was wrong with me. Once I got the “Ah-Ha” moment that my uniqueness is what makes me special, it was truly like chains breaking from me! Differences are what makes each of us special and treasured in the eyes of our Creator, and we should never shy away from them. I play… Read more »


My husbands famous quote..”find out what everybody else is doing..and then do the opposite.”

Makeba Giles
Reply to  momto8blog

Greetings: Indeed–your husband has it right! ~Thank you so much for commenting! 🙂

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