Extraordinary people are driven to go above and beyond the standards of mediocrity; they are trusted by others, focused, and confident in their own abilities. Their destiny are full of endless possibilities – these people tend to be capable of thriving in that place of organized chaos. Can you picture those you know whom I’m speaking about? Is this the same individual you stare at in the mirror each morning?
They don’t have time for drama, handouts or wasting time wishing dreams. They maintain longer relationships and get recruited more than their peers. Seeking, creating and achieving this kind of destiny means you are really truly LIVING. Just in time for the holidays here are my collections of “Be” Attitudes to help the ordinary get fired up and “Be”come extraordinary. Have courage to live a life of fulfilled destiny.
1. Be Internally Motivated
Have the intrinsic desire to be your best self. Be driven—not pushed—toward new adventures, the unfolding journey, and the possible outcomes—relish challenges, learning opportunities, and exploration.
2. Be Non-judgmental
Objectively observe the successes and mistakes of others and learn from them instead of judging or comparing. If you find yourself judging go back to step 1:)
3. Be Humble
Be willing to admit when a mistake is made quickly and apologize quickly. Ask for feedback from others and use it to take steps in the right direction.
4. Be looking at the Upside
Instead of focusing on what’s not working and bad experiences—which so many of us tend to do—focus on what is working. If you find yourself over-thinking a miscalculation – think about those things you’re doing right.
5. Be Authentic
Be true to yourself despite what others think—you aren’t put on earth solely to please others.
6. Be Pushing Beyond Your Comfort Zone
Extraordinarily people face discomfort head on— never choose the easy route—go get what you want. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and get rid of those annoying internal voices that say, “You are limited in what you can do – you don’t even have that title or that kind of experience” Trust your abilities and know they will come out on top.
7. Be Learning
Be reading a lot and be brilliant observers—always watch and search for new, more efficient, and faster ways to achieve. Understand that in order to grow as a person, you must always continue to learn. (Overpriced Universities are Optional)
8. Be Clear On What You Want
Have a clear vision of what you want your life to look like and whom you want to be. Clarity comes with the wisdom to know what things to harness and what things to avoid. Have these mottos as guides, “Never say never” and “Anything is possible.”
9. Be Relentless
When you stumble over that proverbial bump in the road, problem solve, come up with a plan, take action, and get past it. A sure way to lose a battle is to quit—which is not a part of your vocabulary or an option.
10. Be In Charge
Never blame others for your failures. You alone are in charge of your actions and choices and no other.
11. Be Disconnected
In order to stay extraordinary and on top of your game, carve out time for yourself. Rewards of disconnection away from it all and taking care of yourself are more important than material possessions.
12. Be Surrounded With Motivators
Your friends are those who are trustworthy, positive, and supportive and who bring out the best in you unconditionally. Your friends help you take on the world side by side and, when needed, help you get back on their feet again.
Bonus “Be” Attitudes:
13. Be Thankful
Give thanks for all things even when it doesn’t seem to work out in your favor – trust that the universe has a greater purpose for you no matter what.
14. Be Fearless
It doesn’t mean you don’t have fear but that you acknowledge that which scares you. Look for the prize of what it would mean if you succeed. How you’ll help to alleviate homelessness or provide generational wealth for your family or how you’ll be able to buy a home for your mom and dad.
15. Be Giving
The sweetest part of being extraordinary is experiencing the growth that comes from giving – if you don’t have a cause you are only partly living. Give of the lessons you learned – as a mentor – as an adviser – great transformation + positive change comes from giving.