Do you want an extraordinary life? Do you want to do things others would only dream of doing? So often we find ourselves asking why we can’t have amazing lives like that one friend we all have. The truth is we can have extraordinary lives. We can do the things that we always wanted to do. We can make our dream a reality. We can only do this though, if we stop waiting for these extraordinary things to come to us. We have to make our lives extraordinary.
All the time you hear people saying you have to chase your dreams but so few actually do. We make excuse why we cannot accomplish something instead of finding the one way to make it happen. I know that I do this all the time and I consider myself a little more motivated than most. Right now, this is the biggest lesson I want to learn and incorporate into my life. When I realize I want something, I want to go after it. I want to stop making excuses of why I shouldn’t do something or why I can’t do something and start doing it.
If we make excuses we will never really get what we want. There will always be a reason why something shouldn’t or couldn’t happen. However, if we look hard enough, there will always be a reason or a way to make something happen. Yes, sometimes we don’t have the money to do something or maybe we don’t have the time. In my experience, these are the two biggest excuses. Do not let these stand if your way though. If you do not have the money, actually start to save. Figure out how much it will realistically cost and start to save. If you do not have the time make some. Take a vacation from work, use those sick days. Life is too short to be spent thinking how great something could be or would be. You have to go out and experience how great it actually is.
If fear is the excuse, then that is a different ball game. Whether you are afraid to take that jump, try something new, or make that approach; whatever the fear may be you have to really think about it. If this is something you really want in your life, if it is a story you want to be able to tell; you have to overcome the fear. Are the possible negative outcomes, which usually aren’t as bad as we create in our head, worth a life time of regret and consideration of what could have been? Are you going to let the fear stop you from making your life extraordinary? If so, that is find but don’t complain about having a dull life.
To make your life extraordinary though, you are going to have to take some chances. You are going to have to step out of your comfort zone. Yes, sometimes and maybe even frequently, things will go not according to plan; but that isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes the risk you take will turn out badly. That comes with an extraordinary life. A lot of time though, if you go into life with the right attitude, things will turn out much better than expected. To live an extraordinary life, you can’t make ordinary decision. You cannot let fear or excuse get in the way.
I, for one, am tired of letting excuses and fear stop my life from being extraordinary. Yes, I may not be able to do the things I want to tomorrow but one day they will happen. And one day, your life could happen to. However, do not let this one day take too long to come because you never know how much time you really have. Start today! Make your life extraordinary. Stop making excuses. Do not let fear stop you from having those amazing experiences. If you find something you want, go after it. Put everything you got into it. Do not stop until your dream becomes a reality. I have a few dreams that I am going to make a reality, do you?