To be Dissident by definition is; “to be defiant, he who opposes an authoritarian state.” We at Dissident Gym Wear have taken that negative connotation and we have remastered its description and gave new meaning with a positive declaration. We have created a lifestyle, a core belief, based within our passion of self empowerment. We strive and we excel to exemplify what being Dissident means at heart.
We have established a brand, but it is far more than just that, it is a way of thinking, a way of living; it is what we eat, sleep, and breath. We live in a world of expectations, social normalities, “cookie cutter” existences. We believe that is not life, it is just a simple means of control and comfort. We believe in breaking down those barriers and exposing these societal illusions. We inspire and we influence others to step outside these basic comfort zones. To look beyond the limitations of social conformity. Also, to look beyond their own limitations. We encourage you to be daring, to be courageous, to take leaps into the unknown. Be challenging, be defiant, accept not in what you are told.
Seek your own truth, know your purpose and know your reason. Establish yourself, determine your drive, define who you are, no one but you can dictate who and what you are. You have control. There is only one you in this world, there is no other like you. You are unique. Being Dissident is about ownership, self ownership, being real and holding yourself accountable. Being passionate and strong about living your life. Living at your very best, not settling, giving in, or wavering on who you are to satisfy anyone else. Never apologizing for doing such, and inspiring others to do the same.
We believe and we embody paying it forward and being humble; taking actions for the greater good. Life isn’t always about what you can receive, but what you can freely give back. Be encouraging, be honest, be empowered; and above all, Be DISSIDENT. Be YOU!
Who is a Dissident?
Whatever they are working on achieving, be that a dream body or world peace, Dissidents know they need to give their absolute best each and every day. They are too busy building the life of their dreams to spend a single minute making excuses for why something did not work out.
They know that their lives are nothing more than mirrored images of what’s going on inside their heads. They are not looking for external validation to feel successful. Dissidents understand that happiness starts within themselves, and they are working every day to control the thoughts and images that they let into their brains.
They accept responsibility for their actions and understand that carving their own path occasionally requires them to break the rules, swim upstream, and stop caring so much about what other people may think. This doesn’t mean they are disrespectful; quite the opposite! They appreciate freethinkers and opinions different from their own, however, in every situation they stay true to themselves and their inner voice (which you can often find emblazoned on their motivational workout shirt).
That’s why they don’t stop pursuing their dreams because of a few setbacks. No matter how small or grandiose their dream may seem, they understand the road to success is never straight or easy. As difficult as their path may be, they know that nothing is worse than stopping halfway and living the rest of their lives wondering “what if?”.
They know that being true to yourself comes with a price. Not everyone will understand or accept them, and they are OK with that. They know they are unique human beings with unique talents to offer this world. They love and appreciate their small tribe of close friends and have no interest in changing their personalities to appeal to a wider audience.
They know that nothing worth pursuing ever comes easy, and they don’t expect to achieve big results with minimal effort. Dissidents work hard for their dreams, they fight for what they believe is right and don’t give up when life gets tough.
The only way to improve any situation in life IS to be DISSIDENT. Doing what you know is right, not just doing what you're told. Being part of TEAM DISSIDENT is being part of a movement toward bettering yourself, your community and your world. In the upcoming year we encourage you to become more Dissident in everything that you do. Set your goal to make this your best year yet. Get started by shopping our full selection of motivational workout gear now!
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