Going Down The Rabbit Hole
Sometimes I read too much. I mean this in that I will obsess over a topic and absorb as much about it as possible for a short period of time, and then it will become part of me. Any time in the future this topic comes up again…guess what I do? I read more about it and obsess again.
This was the case with the term Iconoclast. When I was a teenager, my mom and I were an excellent shopping team – except that I had this whole reading and obsessing thing going on. One day we visited my favorite wholesaler, Costco, and I came across a “magic book” called The Secret Language of Birthdays. My sweet mother was kind enough to purchase this book for me (as long as I paid her back later… she’s a smart mom).
My birthday was labeled as the “Day of the Iconoclast.” I wasn’t familiar with this term from history, so I had to search for it the old fashioned way – using an encyclopedia (yes, I am technically that old).
What is an Iconoclast?
In the broadest terms, an iconoclast is someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions. To distill this down to more common terms, iconoclasts are pioneers or innovators. I love that! According to my birthday, I am an iconoclast or a pioneer or an innovator. I will blaze trails to find my place in the world.
Embracing Your Iconoclast
Who cares what day you were born. We all have it in us – that drive for change and revolutionizing the world. So what are you waiting for? Get up! You are an extraordinary individual, so blaze your path and show the world what you are worth.