Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere.
Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts — and produces results.
If you care enough about your work to be willing to be criticized for it, then you have done a good day’s work.
The above observations from Seth Godin were excerpted from the following video:
Use the long-term strategy of standing out — by doing good work, even great work! — John Kremer