I imagine that few of us think about this – making ourselves extraordinary. I think that most of us, if we think about this at all, just think that “hey, I am who I am, take it or leave it.” There is nothing wrong with that attitude, I suppose, but you can do so much better.
You can make yourself extraordinary. You can make yourself a cut above the average guy. And, to be honest, it’s not all that hard to do either. If you want to do it, you can do it. It’s up to you.
How you can make yourself extraordinary.
How can you do it? Honestly, it’s so simple, just do a little bit more than you are doing now. Strive for results that are a little closer to perfection. None of us can reach perfection, but we can always get a little bit closer. When you reach a point in what you are doing where you would usually stop and accept the results, do a little bit more. If you do a little more consistently, people will start noticing that you are extraordinary. You are that next step beyond being ordinary. That is ordinary plus a little extra… when is what makes it extra-ordinary!
You know what? When you set out to become extraordinary, the amount of extra effort or time that it takes to reach that goal is so small that you really won’t even notice. But, you will notice the extra results that you achieve, and other people will too. You’ll feel better that you are accomplishing more than you used to. You’ll feel a little extra bounce in your step. You’ll feel more satisfied. You’ll also start to see the extraordinary things in other people too, which will improve your own life. It’s all a circle that will help improve you, improve others around you, and improve your life.
I know, you are wondering, what parts of life should you attempt to be extraordinary? I mean, am I talking about your family life? Your job? Your interaction with strangers? My answer to these questions is easy.
Yes is the answer to all of those questions. Be extraordinary in every aspect of life. You’ll be glad that you did, because it will be rewarding to you. You will find that when you treat others with a little “extra” that they don’t expect, your extra effort will come back to you and other people will send more positive energy your way, and treat you in an extraordinary way too.
I try to be extraordinary. Those who are close to me can certainly tell you that I am not always successful in that regard, but I try to reach the level of being extraordinary. That is what I strive for – not just the ordinary, but a little extra. When I am successful, I am very happy about that. When I fail, it just helps me know that I didn’t go far enough with my effort, and that I should try more.
So, be extraordinary. At a minimum, try to be extraordinary. You will have successes and failures. When you fail, that does not mean you are bad, or a failure, it just means that on this particular instance, you are just ordinary. But, your “ordinary moments” will diminish with time, as you become more of a success at being extraordinary! The more you succeed, the harder you will push for me! I know.