Being extraordinary is a choice, according to Daniel Burris (a very extraordinary blogger) of BigThink, one of my favorite publications...
"Every now and then we hear about people who are doing extraordinary things. It could be a world leader saving millions of lives, a businessperson revolutionizing an industry, or even the person down the street helping to make life much better for underserved people in the community.
When we hear of these extraordinary people, the vast majority of people think, “I could never do that because I’m just an average, ordinary person.”
In reality, we can all be extraordinary. The key is to realize that being extraordinary is a personal choice. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or financially struggling, whether you’re male or female, whether you’re old or young, or whether you fit into any other categories. Anyone can choose to be extraordinary."
If you are reading this article in The Braintenance Blog, you are already interested in being better than average. You are consciously evolving your mind and all of its powers. You can be extraordinary if you choose to be. It is the world's most under-utilized self-fulfilling prophesy.
If you would like a mantra to say quietly to yourself several times per day, it could be something as simple as this:
I AM EXTRAORDINARY
I CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS
I WILL ACHIEVE EXTRAORDINARY THINGS
BECAUSE I AM EXTRAORDINARY
I FEEL THE GREATNESS RISING UP INSIDE OF ME
FILLING ME WITH GREATNESS
AS I AM EXTRAORDINARY
It would be a great advantage if you were to actually to print this page out, and to actually read the words to yourself as you held the piece of paper in both hands. Tactile sensation increases intensity of meaning, thought and memory. Perhaps that is why printed and bound books will never entirely disappear.
Be extraordinary. You already are -- inside. Admit it to yourself, and with no excuses, go out into your life, into your great world of infinite possibilities, and do something extraordinary. Once you accept the fact that you are truly, undeniably extraordinary, you can proceed to do extraordinary things in an extraordinary way and live an extraordinary life.
Thank you for reading me, and for sharing my articles with your colleagues, connections, associates and friends using your social media sharing tools.
Douglas E. Castle
p.s. Please take a look at the page again, before you've printed it out. Ignoring the image (which is actually almost impossible), how many times have I used the word "extraordinary" in this article?