How seemingly ordinary people can do extraordinary things!
Deep down, we all revel in learning of “seemingly ordinary” people doing remarkable things!
It fills us with a mix of amazement and brings some “wow” to our lives…but what does it really mean?
First of all, we should all recognize the sheer potential that lies in each of us. We are all blessed with talents…the key is to challenge ourselves to dare to bring that talent to the surface! To rid ourselves of the fear and anxiety of what might go wrong!
It can be liberating to just give something your best shot…starting a journey and of being not sure quite where it will all end!
The result itself? We already know that when you push yourself outside of your comfort zones, the benefits manifest in all manner of situations…not just the task in hand!
We can’t all be world beaters, so extraordinary at its’ simplest can be doing something extra and well beyond the ordinary…ultimately, we can’t all be the best in the world, but we can challenge ourselves to be “the best version of ourselves”! Of course, if you want the extra…extra extraordinary, look no further than Juliana Buhring, a 32-year-old woman who became the fastest woman to cycle around the world.
For starters, Juliana had only been riding a road bike seriously for close to eight months, when she set off on her journey…physically and equally importantly, mentally! Unlike others, she had no sponsors, or support team. She just rode and rode…and then carried on, cycling 18,000 miles in 152 days. Perhaps her own words sum up best the extraordinary adventure…
“Nobody believed I would make it, certainly not all the way around the world,” she said. “I was not an athlete and not a cyclist. In fact, there was nothing to qualify me for such a huge undertaking. Nothing but willpower and the determination to finish, no matter what. I was out to prove everything is possible.”
The question then…when will you dare to attempt to be extra ordinary?
“If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.”