Welcome to ‘Being Maverick’
‘Maverick’ is a person who takes the road less traveled, pursues unconventional ideas and acts independently, often behaving differently from the expected or usual way.
Being yourself in a world that’s constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Characteristics of a Maverick:
You’re a maverick if you
a) do not allow the opinions of others dictate your own inner voice.
Being Mavericks is akin to being bad-ass, giving zero f*cks what others think and doing the stuff you believe in.
A Maverick is a non-conformist who doesn’t follow the crowd, not fond of rules and refuses to fit in.
b) Think critically, challenge and question everything the culture/society has defined for you; in order to arrive at the Objective Truth.
d) Constantly seek to innovate and disrupt so as to push the human race forward and make the world a better place.
e) are willing to take the risk to choose the road less traveled and explore uncharted territories, and go beyond the usual and ordinary.
Mavericks are the weirdos, the misfits, the odd ones, the rebels, the round pegs in square holes, they are too bright and too ahead of the curve for the world to grasp them, let alone appreciate them.
Furthermore, Mavericks draw attention to themselves because they stand out from the rest of the crowd; they are inherently both different and remarkable.
You may fight with them, disagree with them but you can’t ignore them. Mavericks not only create a significant impact but also make a mark for themselves. As Steve Jobs famously put it,
Mavericks are free-thinkers,
they think differently and outside the box.
They innovate, improvise and invent
because they hack their way out of the system by refusing to conform;
They disrupt by thinking critically and by questioning the efficacy of the existing system.
Most importantly, being a maverick is all about being true to yourself and your ideals without the fear of what others might think about it.
Read more about the maverick personality here.