Blog Post Do Something Extraordinary

Do Something Extraordinary
May

28

2011

Do Something Extraordinary

My work as a motivational sales speaker and trainer is an interesting one. Much of my day is spent with groups of people encouraging then to be different. They want different results otherwise they wouldn’t have called me in the first place, however, in most cases they want to keep doing the same things in the same way and, by some magic, end up with better figures at the end of the month. My job is to politely (but firmly) explain that this is not going to happen.

If you want different results you have to do things differently. If you are going to carry on doing the same things in the same way you will get the same results. The only way to get different results is to change what you do and how you do it. Most people find this the hardest part of skills development.

Just getting different results is okay, but not extraordinary. Each of us has the ability to be extraordinary but few of us tap into that ability. As I write this I am reminded of Susan Boyle.

Susan Boyle was a very ordinary person living in a small village in Scotland going about her ordinary life in an ordinary way. At 47 years old and single, she lived in a small cottage with her cat. Then suddenly she was the talk of the world. She has travelled to America, interviewed by Oprah, had many television appearances and won the hearts of millions of viewers all over the world. How has she done this?

Susan Boyle decided to have a go at being extraordinary. She applied to sing at Britain’s Got Talent and was given the opportunity. The rest is, as they say, history.

Susan Boyle has an extraordinary talent but she didn’t allow that talent to excel until her late forties. We all have extraordinary abilities hidden within our selves. What is yours? I know you know what it is. You know, but you keep it hidden. It is easier not to let it out. It is easier to be ordinary then you don’t risk making a fool of yourself.

Consider what extraordinary talents you may have that you have kept under wraps for all these years.

If you want to continue the rest of your life getting the same results that’s okay. If you want to get different results, however, now is a good time to allow yourself to be extraordinary.

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