Stand Out Performance

Stand out Performance

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“The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.” ― Albert Einstein

“Dare to be different. Successful people always stand out.” ― Robert Cheeke

“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.” ― Hans F. Hansen

“They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.” ― Kurt Cobain

“Day by day begin to stand out. Be a difference maker. Fitting in with the crowd is robbing you of your destiny.” ― Hiral Nagda

“The world says fit in; the universe says stand out.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

“Different is good, and being different is what makes us stand out in the world.” ― Natalya Neidhart

“The world accommodates you for fitting in, but only rewards you for standing out.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo



75 Stand Out Quotes On Being Different From The Crowd


These last two weeks I decided to revisit and watch critically acclaimed movies. The movies are stand out works that have defied time and are still entertaining the masses years later. They are master pieces that continue to delight audiences, years after they were launched.

In our body and portfolio of work, do we have master pieces that will stand the test of time? This is a critical question we have to ask ourselves time and time again. Do we aim for excellence in what we do?

3 Epic Movies

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I watched this movie for the first time in the year 2002. It was a spell binding western that made me laugh for close to 3 hours. The antics of the clown Tuco, “The Ugly”, still leave me in stitches up to now.

Here is a brief about the movie below. Source The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Wikipedia

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Italian: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo, literally “The good, the ugly, the bad”) is a 1966 Italian epic spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood as “the Good”, Lee Van Cleef as “the Bad”, and Eli Wallach as “the Ugly”.[9] Its screenplay was written by Age & Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, and Leone (with additional screenplay material and dialogue provided by an uncredited Sergio Donati),[10] based on a story by Vincenzoni and Leone. Director of photography Tonino Delli Colli was responsible for the film’s sweeping widescreen cinematography, and Ennio Morricone composed the film’s score, including its main theme. It was an Italian-led production with co-producers in Spain, West Germany, and the United States. Most of the filming took place in Spain.

This movie propelled Clint Eastwood to fame and the rest is history

The Pursuit of Happyness

This is a movie I also watched in the late 2000s. This was a masterful performance by Will Smith showing a down and out father getting out of the grip of poverty and succeeding. It’s based on the true-life story of Chris Gardner who was a homeless sales man, who eventually joined wall street and ended up owning his own stock brokerage firm

Wikipedia Brief:  The Pursuit of Happyness – Wikipedia

The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino and starring Will Smith as Chris Gardner, a homeless salesman. Smith’s son Jaden Smith co-stars, making his film debut as Gardner’s son, Christopher Jr.

The screenplay by Steven Conrad is based on the best-selling 2006 memoir of the same name written by Gardner with Quincy Troupe. It is based on Gardner’s nearly one-year struggle being homeless. The unusual spelling of the film’s title comes from a mural that Gardner sees on the wall outside the daycare facility his son attended. The movie is set in San Francisco in 1981.

The film was released on December 15, 2006, by Columbia Pictures, and received positive reviews, with Smith’s performance and the emotional weight of the story garnering acclaim. Smith was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actor.


We were Soldiers

I also watched this movie in the year 2000. Very inspirational film that ranks as one of the best films Mel Gibson ever acted in. It portrayed the brutal aspects of war and a balanced portrayal of all protagonists in the movie.

Movie Brief We Were Soldiers – Wikipedia

We Were Soldiers is a 2002 American war film written and directed by Randall Wallace and starring Mel Gibson. Based on the book We Were Soldiers Once… and Young (1992) by Lieutenant General (Ret.) Hal Moore and reporter Joseph L. Galloway, it dramatizes the Battle of Ia Drang on November 14, 1965.


What works are we leaving that will last and stand the test of time? When we perform our work, we need to think of legacy.

A stand out performance will propel you to places you had only dreamed about. Movie stars have been propelled to stardom by inspired performances. You can apply the same principle to the work you do.

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