Thursday, 5 May 2011

The Secret Behind Being Extraordinary

"I am absolutely ordinary and I always wanted to know the secrets of being extraordinary. I never knew how to be an extraordinary person and I always felt that the person who is extraordinary possessed special brains and intelligence. When I went through some of the books of great authors, I really knew what makes one extraordinary and having understood I am walking on the roads of being extraordinary. I have miles to go ahead before I can be termed by somebody as an Extraordinary Person".

In fact, these are not my words, although sometimes I feel the same.

Your days are your life in miniature. As you live your hours, so you create your years. As you live your days, so you craft your life. What you do today is actually creating your future. In other words, your future depends entirely upon the deeds which you carry out systematically on a day to day basis. The words you speak, the thoughts you think, the food you eat and the actions you take are defining your destiny - shaping who you are becoming and what your life will stand for. Small choices lead to giant consequences - overtime. There is no such thing as an unimportant day.

AS YOU LIVE YOUR DAYS, SO YOU CRAFT YOUR LIFE. - ROBIN SHARMA
Each one of us is called to greatness. Each one of us has an exquisite power within us. Each one of us can have a significant impact on the world around us - if we so choose. But for this power that resides internally to grow, we need to use it. And the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets. The more this power gets tapped, the more confident you become.

Henry David Thoreau related this point well when he wrote: "I know of no more encouraging fact that the unquestionable ability of a human being to elevate their life by conscious endeavor."

Advertisement Guru Donny Deutsch added a more current spin on the idea when he wrote in his book Often Wrong, Never in Doubt: "For every person with the stuff, the one out of a hundred who goes to a rarefied place is the one who says, ‘why not me?' and goes for it."
The best among us are not more gifted than the rest. They just take little steps each day as they march toward their biggest life. And the days slip into weeks, the weeks into months and before they know it, they arrive at a place called Extraordinary.

Example: It is an excellent practice to read and digest one good book every week. If you read one book every week, it amounts to 50 books in a year. If you continue with the habit of reading regularly, you will end up reading 500 books in a year. Generally, no one ever makes it a habit of reading even a single book in a year. Thus, everybody will term you as an Extraordinary Person and you arrive at a PLACE CALLED EXTRAORDINARY.

In other words, when you contribute more than ordinarily on each and every day at your work place without missing even one single day, your work begin to get noticed and you don't remain ordinary. You will be called an Extraordinary Individual or an Extraordinary Employee. You will only know how and why your colleagues, bosses, supervisors, subordinates at work place consider you to be extraordinary. By being extraordinary at work, the benefits you derive in terms of position, wealth, power and status is unbelievable.
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