If you've never heard of Seth Godin, its about time you have (I highly recommend you follow his blog). He is one of my favorite authors and an inspiration to millions. Seth has a very counter-intuitive way of thinking. Going against the status-quo can help you make conscious decisions that will affect your future and your potential. Here's some insight to ponder from Seth's latest book, Linchpin;
Everyday is a new chance to choose to:
1. Change your perspective.
2. Flip the switch in your mind. Turn on the light and stop fretting about with insecurity and doubt.
3. Be free of distractions.
4. See the best in someone, or choose to bring out the worst in someone.
5. Be a laser beam, with focused intention, or a scattered ray of light that doesn’t do any good.