As I wrote in my last post, I will be writing a series of posts on “Becoming Extraordinary”. The phrase is in present continuous tense. That in itself indicates that it’s a journey and not a destination.
However, before we embark on this journey, let’s ask ourselves a question. Do I really want to be extraordinary? Being ordinary is really easy. No one expects anything really great from me. I can just cruise along, without doing anything that needs much of an exertion from me. I can do the smallest amount of efforts and produce minimal results to stay above water.
On the other hand, being extraordinary could be pretty difficult. Here is the entry for the word extraordinary from Thesaurus.com. Just a look at a few synonyms would make it very clear why it’s not easy to be extraordinary. If you are extraordinary, then you will not be commonplace, ordinary or usual. Instead you will be amazing, fantastic, phenomenal, outstanding and unique. Off course it’s not easy. You will need to do inconceivable things, venture off the beaten track, do things which are out of the ordinary and unfamiliar, take unprecedented steps and create stupendous results.
But by being extraordinary, we would go places, achieve great things, grow as professionals & human beings, and realize our full potential.
I am certainly embarking on this journey. Please join in and let’s reach new heights together.