If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. ~ Jim Rohn
I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary. ~ Lou Holtz
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. ~ Jim Rohn
I don’t work at being ordinary. ~ Paul McCartney
I… am… ordinary. This is something that bothers me from time to time. There are moments in life when I feel as ordinary as ordinary can possibly be. It makes me sad, as I do not really want to be ordinary. I want to be extraordinary.
Please, don’t get me wrong, I do not need to be rich and famous (not that that would be bad, or anything!) I do not need to have a position with the highest of prestige, I just want to know that there are things that I can do extraordinarily well – talents that I can share with the rest of the world – talents that others would actually be interested in and want to learn about.
This has been a struggle my entire life, my deep desire to have a global impact fighting with my more ordinary ways – the desire is there, the ideas and execution, perhaps not. Yet, this is something I can change. I can do what Jim Rohn suggested and work to do my ordinary things extraordinarily well….. or I can take risks, and allow myself to be in a position where ordinary just does not measure up.
I am not sure what I am going to do, but I do know that I cannot settle for mediocrity, for ordinary, in my life.
Today, 80 days ’til 40, I challenge myself to step outside of my comfort zone so that I might cross from ordinary to extraordinary.