Becoming Extraordinary


There are millions of people living ordinary lives carrying out their mundane daily chores with a clock like regularity. On the outside they may seem to be okay with it but deep inside they dream of going beyond the ordinary.

An extraordinary person is an ‘ordinary’ person with just a little bit of ‘extra’ and this extra can be anything- passion, determination, will power, perseverance, self-belief or resilience.

You don’t have to scale the mountains, win Olympic gold, travel in the space or win a Grand Prix to become extraordinary. You don’t have to be a great person like Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela to be remarkable. Anything beyond the ordinary- an exceptional effort, an astonishing feat, a remarkable achievement, a gesture that is beyond expectations, a noteworthy work, an impressive character, a golden heart or going beyond the call of duty can take you in the exclusive club of the extraordinary.

No one is born an average person. Each one has the ability to do amazing things and become extraordinary. You too have the potential to become extraordinary and carve your own niche. Just believe in yourself and believe with conviction. Becoming extra-ordinary is not a ‘larger-than-life’ dream. You have it in you to make it your reality. Believe you can achieve and give it your total commitment. Then this belief will propel you into action and take you closer to your goals.

Envision yourself achieving the extra-ordinary and be passionate about living your dream. Move out of your comfort zone, seek challenges and grab opportunities to rise above the ordinary. Do things that add value to your life and to others around you, embrace the cause of the larger good, and be of help to as many people and in as many ways as possible. Set examples of exceptional integrity, hard work, perseverance and strength. Take one step at a time and over the years, you will see yourself becoming extraordinary and your life turning more meaningful and fulfilling.

Becoming extra-ordinary is a personal choice that you make each day when you challenge yourself, step out of your comfort zone, stretch yourself, go beyond the call of duty, and perform beyond expectations.

You are capable of achieving more than you think. It is only your self-limiting beliefs that hold you back from unleashing your full potential and prevent you from becoming extra-ordinary. So gather courage, give it your total commitment, work hard, persevere and you will see yourself moving closer to your goals.

The best years of your life are still ahead of you. It is time you upgraded your life from ordinary to extraordinary. Remember, you get only one shot at life. This is your chance to live a truly remarkable life and aspire to become extraordinary in your own way and leave your legacy behind.