What differentiates average lives from the extraordinary ones?
Let me first say – I am not harshing on anyone living an average life. But being a coach, I am intrigued with the unique attributes of each state.
We are all born with a brain wired for survival. But the question is, do you want to survive, or do you want to thrive?
Many people will look at their life, make an assessment of where they are, and then go forward based on what they see as an appropriate expectation.
But extraordinary lives happen when you look at where you are and then dream large about what is possible.
Perhaps you were born with that restless urge. Maybe you had a moment of inspiration along the way. But in the pursuit of our deepest desires we find our purpose and meaning in life.
Many people I coach come to me with a long list of limitations and ‘reasons why they can’t’. Reasons why they aren’t further along. But oh how I love the moment when they realize it is self-imposed.
So often it happens that we unconsciously build ourselves a prison cell and never notice that it only has 2 walls.
Extraordinary lives emerge as we actively work on closing the gap between where we are and where we want to be. But extraordinary looks different on each person. You don’t have to find a cure for cancer or be a decorated Olympic athlete or be the next Bill Gates/Oprah Winfrey/Elon Musk or perform at Carnegie Hall.
Extraordinary is your own pursuit of personal mastery in whatever it is that blows your dress up. But by definition, it is extra or more than ordinary. You will recognize it as a life well lived.
If you are not already on your path, know it is never too late. You might want to believe it was something you should have started years ago. While years ago might have been the best time….the 2nd best time is right now.