1. very unusual or remarkable.
1. worthy of attention; striking.
1. notice taken of someone or something; the regarding of someone or something as interesting or important.
You may have heard the statement, Everybody is extraordinary in their own way. And that is true. Each of you out there is unique and holds the key to something extraordinary. Unfortunately, for the world, not everyone knows or reveals their superpower. It is up to you to find, and unleash your extraordinary powers.
Have you ever sat alone asking yourself why am I here, what do I have to offer? This is something almost everyone has asked at some point in their lives. Some don’t have the drive or desire to tap into the remarkable potential they have deep inside. The fact that you are reading this demonstrates you are ready to do something worthy of the attention you deserve.
As you may have read in my post about Making Crazy Your Normal, it begins with the changing your mindset to do things that your brain doesn’t want you to do. Once you start programming your mind to surpass ‘it’s’ expectations, you begin to do more that will surprise yourself.
A way to bring your transformation to the extraordinary is to look around you and see what other extraordinary people are doing and how they achieved their level of extraordinaryness (I don’t care if that’s not a real word, I’m sticking with it!)
The Pursuit of Happyness
Many of you recognize the name Will Smith, but not as many will recognize the name Chris Gardner, which is the character Will Smith plays. It’s a movie that I recommend checking out. While it is Hollywoodified (2nd non-real word and I’m still not caring), the real story goes like this. Boy raised in an abusive household, goes in and out of the Foster Care system, finds a Father Figure in one of the foster homes, father figure drowns and mother goes to prison…ends up at an unfulfilling job, has family troubles, can’t make rent, has an epiphany on what he wants to do with his life, sets out on the daily grind, about to receive a break that suddenly falls through, spends a few days in jail after an altercation, upon release he finds his apartment empty, has no experience or college education, lands in a stockbroker training program (for no money), works selling medical equipment that doesn’t cover his bills. With a son in tow, they bounce from homeless shelter to homeless shelter, or anywhere they can sleep (including subway station bathrooms). He keeps going and eventually starts (then sold) his own brokerage firm and launched another International Holdings company. He is now a motivational speaker and a philanthropist. He has been honored with a Father of the Year award and received the 25th Annual Humanitarian Award and the 2006 Friends of Africa Award. You can check more out in Wiki.
Sounds like this person went through some difficult challenges and did some extraordinary things to fulfill his dreams to become successful – and was able to give back to the world.
Does anything in your life and what you’re going through sound as extreme as this? Maybe you’re going through something even more extreme. There are numerous stories like this, and many are more remarkable or interesting (this is the one that came to mind as I was writing), and I feel is one deserving of attention. Everyone has their own barometer of success, and whether you go it alone, or with a team, it’s your turn to stare the challenges in front of you and stick your middle finger up at them and say, “Fuck you, I got this!”
Is there a formula to live an extraordinary life?
Why do some people succeed, how do so many come back from near death to live life to the fullest, and how do others reach the summit of Everest? I came across this article I’d like to share with you that breaks out key points that can help you on your way.
- Define your level of success and what will make you happy
- Focus on your goal
- It’s not a straight path and neither is it a smooth one
- Keep going, and going, and going, and going…
- You have something unique and the world needs to see it
- Do so many extraordinary things that it will become your normal, things that others are afraid to do, things they wish they could do – and enjoy doing these wonderful things – soon enough it will become who you are on a daily basis
Do you have stories of extraordinary things you’ve done, or plan to do in the future? Let us know in the comments below.
Time for me to go and do something extraordinary. See you next week.
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