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living beyond the ordinary

“Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible”
― Cherie Carter-Scott


What kind of life are you living right now?   Is it the kind of life you really want or are you looking for something that would make your life more than just ordinary, plain, a dull grey rather than a life that is wonder filled, exciting and full of color.

Which column of words below describes your life?

Ordinary Extraordinary
Comfortable Uncomfortable
Reactive Proactive
Fearful Fearless
The easy way the right way
Self-centered Other-centered
Risk adverse Risk tolerant
What’s in it for me We all win
Closed Minded Open Minded
Resigned Engaged
Victim Creator
Stingy Generous
Judgmental Acceptance
Waiting Acting

What are you intentionally doing to make your life better?

What are you taking charge of?   What will it take so that you can start living an extraordinary life?

Step outside of your comfort zone and explore living  with feeling, with zest, with abundance, with a sense of being alive and with a sense of excitement.  Think about where you are right now and where you could be, what is it that you really want?  Set the intention and take action today.

set the intention

What dreams are sitting unattended to right now?

What five things do you want to accomplish, “big hairy audacious goals”, in your life?

Write those down.   The next thing to do is to announce those goals to others, make it big and tell everyone you top five goals for your life.   Start to breathe those goals.  Start to taste those goals.  Start to hear those goals.   Start to see those goals.  

The big goals will then need to be broken down into smaller goals, yearly goals, monthly goals and weekly goals.  The plan is to achieve the big goal but first the goals need to be more manageable and attainable.

Use the very big goals as a means of setting your intention, which is like setting your compass.  You know you want to head north and along the way you know there are going to be things you have to do.  You are going to have to cross mountains, rivers, and you’ll have to face your own lions, tigers and bears.

“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

It will take time and effort to realize the dream, so set the intention today so that the dream can take shape tomorrow.