Blog Post # 274 – Extraordinary Greatness

What does it take to lead an extraordinary life?

Hard work? Yes, hard work for sure.

Perseverance? Definitely.

A little luck? No doubt.

Can someone choose to lead an extraordinary life?

Yes.

For sure.

The stories that get to me are the stories of people overcoming amazing obstacles to lead an extraordinary life.

Nelson Mandela.

Jackie Robinson.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mother Teresa.

It is the struggle that leads to extraordinary greatness.

The determination to make things better.

Being unwilling to accept the status quo.

The amount of effort it takes to bring about change can be daunting.

Mind-boggling really.

In 11.22.63, Stephen King’s hero goes back in time to try and stop the Kennedy assassination.

With every step that he takes to prevent one of our nation’s greatest tragedies, the forces of nature and the universe conspire to slow him down.

I believe this to be true in the real world too.

Takes great focus, enormous will power and internal fortitude to bring about change and lead a life that is extraordinary.

For today, can we humbly acknowledge our greatness and strive towards building a life that is remarkable?