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Extraordinary doesn’t just happen. If you want something “spectacular” or “extraordinary” — you either have to make it happen, go out and get it, or let it into your life when it knocks on the door. If it feels the same and looks the same as everything else, it’s not extraordinary.
So before you go slamming the door on it, take some time to make sure it truly isn’t what you are seeking. “Different” does not equal “bad” — be smart, but open to the unfamiliar.
Only change leads to progress. And change means different.
“Every really new idea looks crazy at first.” — Alfred North Whitehead
Everything we have is a result of someone who thought differently — and anyone who thought differently and pursued an unusual idea was first considered crazy or strange because of it.
And many of the best ideas were first resisted and protested.
It’s only after different thinking people have succeeded that they are considered “geniuses” or revolutionary. So maybe that “weirdo”, original thinker, or person who dances to a different beat should be celebrated instead of feared.
So hey — if you want something different in your life — a more fulfilling job or relationship, let me encourage you to do yourself a favor and stop slamming the door on things that are different than what you’re used to.
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”
We often fear change — but change is the only thing that leads to progress. Why not try something different and experience the full expanse of what life has to offer?
- “I have no opportunities.”
- Offsite: If you want something you’ve never had…
- You don’t have to wait for acceptance or permission to do great things
- Live with intention. Every day.