“It’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.”

-Diane Grant, American Playwright

image from Flickr by Michelangelo_MI

image from Flickr by Michelangelo_MI

Peer pressure doesn’t stop when we leave high school. Being “cool” and fitting in with the crowd is a strong influence in our personal and professional worlds. Just because others engage in certain behaviors and activities doesn’t mean we need to go along for the ride. At these times it is critical to lead our own lives, being clear about what we value and the direction in which we want to go.


In what areas of life, past or present, have you headed in the wrong direction due to the influence of others?

Where might it be time to choose a more genuine and authentic path even if it means going it alone?