Groupthink is the natural inclination of individuals to go along with the thinking, ideologies and activities of the influencers in our lives. It is a part of the Herd Doctrine that I’ve written about often.
Our desire to be liked is hardwired into our DNA. Our brain is always seeking approval from others. It is so pervasive that we will do almost anything to be accepted by others. This desire to fit in often leads us to do things we would not otherwise do, just for the sake of fitting in.
Groupthink will hold you back from living the life of your dreams. Those who do not allow themselves to be victimized by Groupthink blaze their own trail in life. We like to call them self-made millionaires. Self-made’s make a daily habit of swimming upstream. They break free from the Groupthink that holds most back in life. They challenge Group-Thinkers and, as a result, are often subjected to intense criticism. Don’t be a victim of Groupthink. When you think like the group, your success or failure depends on the group. You become a slave to the group. Instead, blaze your own path in life. That’s what self-made millionaires do.