“Don’t be average. Seek the extraordinary!” – FuturistJim Carroll
Have you ever set out to be marginal?
Do you start every day thinking that your goal is to be average? Is your waking moment consumed by the idea that you just put in enough effort to be just as good as everyone else but not much more?
Of course not!
We all strive to achieve the best that we possibly can; to live up to our potential. We always try to do just a little bit better. We all want to achieve just a little bit more.
But real innovators take it just one step further – they don’t just try to do better, they try to do the best that they can! They don’t seek the status quo as their goal – the look for a new ‘quo.’ Average isn’t a goal but simply a distance marker in their effort.
Their belief system gives them the passion and purpose that can help them to achieve their goal.
A little bit better? That’s not good enough!
When it comes to sharing your future, you should adopt the same type of ‘stretch-mindset.’ Push yourself just a little bit harder; make the goal a little bit bigger; set your sights somewhat higher.
Use that type of motivation to tackle your next project, the effort that follows what you are doing now, and the next item on your list.
You just might find it will help to push you along the way to ‘extraordinary.’
Because each and every day, you have a chance to get there!