Simple ways to Stand Out like A Pink Flamingo

Simple ways to stand out like a pink flamingo

Seriously? Simple ways to Stand Out Like A Pink Flamingo?

Yes, you read correctly but in a metaphorical sense. In this post, I'd like to share my thoughts about Standing out just like a Flamingo in a flock of pigeons. I've always been fascinated with Flamingos. Their Barbie pink colour has always appealed to me.  A few words come to mind when I think of flamingos: beauty, grace and balance.  In this world, we are all free individuals. We can do as we please and live the way we want. In a world that is inundated with social conformity, rigidity, trends, patterns, norms and traditions (and peer pressure) many are conditioned to believe that they are just a cog in the wheel, that they cannot deviate from conformity.

Why most of us don't want to Stand Out Like A Pink Flamingo..

 

Is it fear of what our friends or family would think or say if we deviated from the norm? Is it because we want to stay safe in our comfort zone? Or maybe it's because we believe it's the only way in which we have a chance of being successful in every aspect of our lives?

Thoughts on How to Be A Pink Flamingo...

 

Let's face it if everyone followed blindly like sheep, it would be a boring world. That's not to say go buck wild, but be yourself. It's ok to wear bright clothes, sneakers instead of heels. Go a bit crazy on your hair and makeup. You don't have to get the exact same smartphone because everyone and their dog has one. Don't be a sheep and do what everyone else is doing because they expect you too. We should take pride in having our own thoughts, our own unique personalities.

 

So really how do we Simply stand out like a Pink Flamingo?

Celebrate your uniqueness

Champion the things that make you unique. Even your hairstyle sets you apart!

 Know

your values and stick by them.

Embrace...

what you have and understand that there is a better life out there than the one you are trying to replicate.

Do

get paper and pen are all you need to write down your positive thoughts.

Find out

Who do you admire? Perhaps a mentor?  You are not alone in your desire to live a better and more fulfilling life. Perhaps they are in your social circle, family, your organisation, your spirituality, or on your library shelves.

Whether in person or through their writings, absorb as much as you can from them. Learn from them and be inspired by them.
Reflect regularly. 

Meditate, contemplate, and reflect

Our lives will always “drift” in the direction of conformity if we lose our directional bearings.  Review your list of values and reflect on the current trajectory of your life. Is it headed towards the end you desire… or just following the easy road of everyone else?

“Don’t think you’re on the right road just because it’s a well-beaten path.” – Author Unknown

Going along with the crowd may be mentally reassuring, but it can be even more fulfilling to follow your own unique desires and modes of expression. As long as we do so carefully and consciously, it’s even possible we'll motivate others to value their own individuality. Your uniqueness is valuable. It is one of the greatest assets you own. It holds potential for great things. Don’t let it slip into mediocrity by choosing to live it just like everybody else.

I'd rather be in a flock of long legged walking flamingos than in a flock of pigeons. What are your thoughts about standing out?  Ever wanted to be a Pink Flamingo?

Stand Out  Like A Flamingo

Be A Pink Flamingo

Stand Out  Like A Flamingo

Simple ways to stand out like a pink flamingo

 

If you saw my last post, you'll know I've been a lil crazy about Pink Bikinis. So check out my Hot Pink Bikini wish list here. I'm sure you'll find one you like. I'm off on Vacation soon and I can't wait to share it all with you.  Don't forget to be a Pink Flamingo once in a while! Until next time!

Wishing you a lovely week.

Outlanderly

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  • disqus_5n9vU7FZce

    Very cute bikini and flamingo!
    You look very pretty, dear, beautiful photos!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

  • I totally agree with you my dear. This thought “To be honest, if everyone followed blindly like sheep, it would be a boring world” is perfect. Congratulation for your shooting…. Don’t miss my last post, now on my blog! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Blogger and pregnancy

    • Thank you for stopping by to read! I really liked your summer striped dress. 🙂

  • Popofstyle

    I love this post! So true with flamingos–gorgeous and unique. Have a great week!
    x
    Missy
    http://popofstyle.com

    • Thank you Missy! I enjoyed reading your summer shoe trend post. Actually I’d wear all of them! 🙂

  • It’s true that flamingos are very unique creature! Love this floatie and your bikini 🙂

    http://ariadibari.com

    • Thank you Aria. I loved your denim skirt 🙂

  • Tana Fashiondra

    Thank for sharing that beautiful and motivating post ! Let’s all be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons. This pink swimsuit is really cute !
    FashionDRA

    • Thanks Tana. Yup let’s be fabulous pink flamingos! Sounds like a lot of fun. 🙂

  • Kara Aragon

    I really like this post. Great title & metaphor!

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

  • loving and beautiful! you are looking so gorgeous 🙂

  • This is such a very insightful post… Ive never seen a flamingo for real but I wanna be one because of this.

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