Have you ever stopped and wonder how people like Mozart, Shakespeare, DaVinci and even Jordan became such an influence in our everyday lives? How is it that they became so creative and talented that it seems almost impossible for anyone to try to be like them? What you don’t know is that you yourself already have the ability to be extraordinary like them, what you lack is the belief. The difference between us and them is they had and have complete control in their ability to go beyond. You have to understand that not one of them became overnight successes. If you read their autobiography, they had to go through trials after trials, errors after errors and practices non-stop to get to where they are. It’s the learning process that they had to go through and going over many obstacles to make them extraordinary people. That is what it means to be extraordinary.
Dream of big things. dreams are what drives us to do great. They give us hope when we are down, and brings us happiness when we have nowhere to go. See yourself as having that something you’ve always wanted and keep holding on to that thought.
Plan baby steps. “Big things comes from small beginning”. Every great dream requires planning. Don’t plan for tomorrow, plan for today and ask yourself what are you going to do today in order to reach that great dream?
Just be yourself. We have a natural tendency to follow whoever that is great and just copies whatever it is they do. It is okay to a certain extent but we don’t want to forget who we really are. Learn from them but don’t be exactly like them, know that what you offer can only be from you and no one else.
And smile. Smiling is like a magnetic attraction; ever smile at someone and they automatically smiles back? Okay there are some will not smile back but it’s not about them. Even when you are really in a bad mood, if someone smiles at you, ask yourself, what would you do? Just smile back, even a small crack will either bring you or the other person happiness. It’s simple but it’s an ingredient to something great, something extraordinary.