The path from ordinary to extraordinary
The path from ordinary to extraordinary is discovered when an individual is alert and willing to move away from mediocrity and move towards the road of excellence. Being the best that you can be in all areas of your life is the ideal goal and it is attainable when we believe that it is not only possible but also truth.
We are the ones who put the programs in our minds that either moves us towards excellence or something less than. Our conscious mind is creative and generates positive thoughts. The mind functions around our belief system. If your belief is distorted, it can kill you. The three things that can create a physical distortion to the body are trauma, toxins and thoughts. When you change your perception, you change your read out which triggers your behavior; therefore, perception controls behavior.
Many people act as though we live in a world of lack but the truth is, we live in a world of plenty. There is more of everything all around us but if we limit our beliefs and thinking we actually put on blinders that filter out the abundance that is right in front of us.
It is our duty and our responsibility to expand our sense of purpose, which in turn will expand our opportunities. Now is the time to start feeling rich-- rich in good health, wisdom, love and a successful career. If you were in a room of 500 people and were asked to raise your hand if you are rich, what would you do? Remember it is your perception that will dictate your outcome. We can lead an extraordinary life if and when we feel abundantly full of all that we need.
How do you measure your life? Is it extraordinary because you have a successful job or can it also be extraordinary because you have been blessed to share your knowledge and wisdom with others who are also benefiting? Do you feel that your life has been extraordinary because you have been blessed to share your passion and talents with others? A man is rich when he believes that he already possess all that he needs to make him happy.
It is really quite simple to enjoy an extraordinary life but it all begins with you.
I have said it before and I will mention it again now.
You get to decide what kind of life you want to experience. Is it laughter and joy or sadness and pain? When you change your attitude and behavior your life will change.
Do you want to live a life of high drama or easy-going flexibility when you change your attitude and behavior that will change.
Do you want a life of greater spirituality and deeper love when you seek it, it will find you.
Do you crave a nurturing family life filled with caring and sharing lead by example.
The difference between living an ordinary life and experiencing an extraordinary life is wrapped up in five little letters [extra]. Maybe it is time for you to go the extra distance so that you, too, can enjoy an extraordinary lifestyle. What do you think?
Joan Marie Ambrose
Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker