Going Against The Grain

What’s Normal?

We could ask that about any part of life BUT what we want to talk is what society deems as NORMAL and going against the grain

Go to school, get and education and work 9-5 is what ALL parents say

How many of you agree with this? How many of you have had that oh so similar conversation with your parents.

It is true, we do go with what society says and if any point something DIFFERENT is done, then you are going against the grain and would get classed as not being NORMAL.

Why is society scared of going against the grain?

We get bored of doing the same things again and again, we crave that something different and UNIQUE.

So why is society scared?

The answer is…..

They are afraid

If they are afraid does that mean you should be afraid too?

They way you should answer that is to ask yourself a question:

  • What do you want to be in the future?
  • Who do you want to be?
  • What do you want to achieve in 5-10 years time?
  • How do you want to be remembered?

It is important to make a plan about YOUR future and to write your GOALS down. If you don’t want to follow the standard grain then you don’t have to. The standard grain is there as a set path where you are guaranteed results as it’s a tried and tested path.

Going against the grain, isn’t for everybody it does involve an element of uncertainty and requires you to be strong, determined and mentally resilient.  This is the fear that society doesn’t like…..UNCERTAINTY!

Why doesn’t society like it?

Is that because we don’t know what result we are going to be faced with……BUT …..should that be a reason not to try?


Well let’s ask you…..what happens if you do decide to go against the grain. What will you develop along the way compared to a set path?

  • Confidence

  • Unique skills & Competencies

  • Development

  • Problem Solving

  • Unique Portfolio and CV

  • Different examples and experiences for interview answers

  • Exposure to different networks

Here at PharmaMastery we want your futures to be BRIGHT…..we want it to be different….we want you to be exposed to different experiences to build upon your skill set.

Don’t get mistaken, thinking we don’t want you to follow what society says. There is nothing wrong with it, it’s just that there is another path…..another way….a different way…..where you can learn and explore new opportunities. Exposure enhances your skills…builds on unique skills….finding your unique positions through your skills.

Pharmacy as we know it is going through a paradigm shift….what your studying for now doesn’t necessarily mean that is the same profession that you will be qualifying for.

Preparing for a future is important, its vital that you just don’t go with the flow. Plan, open yourself to new opportunities, visualise where you want to be. What do you want your life to be life a couple of years after qualifying.

You are only as good as the person behind you. There is always someone behind you ready to take your place. Competition in the world is immense.

Plan for your future….

It’s ok to follow what society says


You can go against the grain…

There is nothing wrong with

If anything we RESPECT that, we will SUPPORT that and SUPPORT you on your journey!









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