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From Ordinary to Extraordinary

There is not much difference between ordinary and extraordinary. sometimes we think that gap is wide but there is no much difference between being ordinary and extraordinary.

The difference is just the word EXTRA = additional / on top / more than

Extraordinary people:

  • Visualize where you want to be in the future.

  • Discover your passion.

  • Embrace creativity.

  • “Protect your time.”

  • “Collaborate.”

  • Take risks. Don’t fear failure.

  • Stop making excuses for not having the life you want. “Your time to upgrade is now.”

But how to go from ordinary to extraordinary? Here are some strategies you can consider:

1. Develop self-awareness

If you want to become extraordinary you need to start my getting to know yourself. The only way you can improve is by identify the gap between where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow.

2. Dream big and have high expectations for yourself:

Everything is created twice. Everything you know was first created on someone's mind before it came to be. It all starts with a dream, and when it comes to dreaming, your dreams should be so big that they scare you. Don't let your fears and limiting believes constrain your dreams.

There are two very important steps you must undertake when dreaming

  1. Say Yes to the Dream

  2. Understand that you deserve it.

The standards you set for yourself are the difference between ordinary results and extraordinary outcomes. The standards you set for yourself are the difference between ordinary results and extraordinary outcomes.

3. Go beyond the bare minimum

There is a reason that the word “extraordinary” is just “ordinary” with “extra” tacked onto it. To take your life to the next level, you need to go above and beyond – do what is necessary, and then do something extra. Get unreasonable. What’s unrealistic to average people is just unreasonable to extraordinary people. So be extraordinary, get unreasonable and achieve something magnificent.

4. Turn your "Shoulds" into "Musts"

As Tony says, “The difference between ‘must’ and ‘should’ is the life you want and the life you have. ”We don’t get what we want. We get what we must have. When something is a must, you find a way. How do you do this? You must uncover your true purpose in life. Discover what you really want. Then relate every goal back to that purpose. Imagine yourself old and gray – what will you regret about your life? Those are your musts. Those are your inspirations to achieve greatness.

5. Invest in your personal growth

It is often said that the greatest investment you can make is the one in yourself. If you’re not growing, you’re dying, and no one knows this better than those who have taken their lives from ordinary to extraordinary. Feeding your mind with new ideas, learning new skills and constantly improving on your weaknesses puts you in a growth mindset that will take you to the heights of success. You cannot move into the realm of success without first learning how to get there. All successful people spend years learning how to perfect their craft and develop a mindset destined for success. Invest your time and money into learning and growing yourself.

6. Take action

Sitting on the couch dreaming will never be enough to make them your reality. You have to take action. Achieving success means playing full out. Doing 10% more than everyone else will propel you out in front. For every action you undertake, push yourself just that little bit more. Take on that extra hour work each day, write that one extra blog post, and talk to that one extra person who is where you want to be.

7. Stretch your comfort zone

If you want to go from ordinary to extraordinary you need to grow, and we know that the only way to grow is to step outside of our comfort zone.

The more you step out of your comfort zone, the more it will stretch and what once was uncomfortable will not become comfortable. What once was outside of your comfort zone will not be within your comfort zone.

8. Be willing to make sacrifices

You cannot get without giving something in return. Understand that in order for you to go from ordinary to extraordinary, you will have to make sacrifices. This could be a sacrifice of time, money, relationships, comfort levels, character traits, or material possessions.

what price you are willing to pay and then pay it. The rewards will be worth it.

9. Be open to new opportunities

I do not believe in luck. I believe opportunities are always showing up in your face, but often you aren’t prepared enough to see them yet. When the opportunities arrive, don’t wait around with uncertainty, grab a hold of them. I love a quote form Marie Forleo that says: "Success is starting before you are ready"

10. Live with passion

Celebrate every win that happens no matter how small and be extremely grateful for them.

You are living your dreams; there is much to be thankful for in that as there are many others that don’t get the same opportunities. Yes, the opportunities are there for everyone, but many don’t take them as they are afraid of doing that little bit extra and they don’t believe they deserve it.

11. Face your fears

Many times the only thing holding us back is us, and specifically our fears. How many times you were decided to make a change but freeze before taking the first step. Want to learn more about how to change your perspective around fear and stop your fear from stopping you? Listen to episode 5 of the Leading Yourself podcast

12. Stay consistent and be patient

As I always like to say, consistency always pays off. It's not possible to go from ordinary to extraordinary overnight. Is not like you can do any of the things above once and expect to become extraordinary. But if you stay consistency you will see the compound effect in action. Every small action you take consistency over time will compound to create the extraordinary results you are looking to achieve.

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