As Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life.”
Once you begin to understand and realize what you are capable of, the whole world changes. Sure, we all want our life to matter but how can we seize this amazing opportunity, this one-of-a-kind lifetime, this once-in-history opportunity to be extraordinary? Let’s begin with the following question.
When was the last time you sat down and really thought about how you can design an extraordinary life for you and your family? It might be quite different than what you envisioned years ago. With life’s normal cycles, it probably is.
When I look at the lives of extraordinary people, I find that most had a way of saying no to the unimportant so they could say yes to the important, whatever that was in their lives. They passionately believe that wherever they are now, they can get better. I also found that the earlier in life that they began playing to their strengths, the more opportunity they had to develop and enjoy their unique abilities.
So to be extraordinary, the first step may be for you to reexamine and reevaluate your life and your business and choose to structure your time around what is important to you. Some examples may be faith, family, friends, fitness or finance.
As Napoleon Hill once said, “First comes thought, then organization of that thought into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as your will observe, is in your imagination.”
We can dream it then make it happen. Commit your plans to writing. Focus on the tasks at hand and follow them to completion. Utilize your gifts and talents.
We live in a country where we are free to think, free to worship, free to decide on our vocation and free to choose to be extraordinary. In the end, there is only so much sand in the hourglass. Choose to be extraordinary. – Mike Sciortino