Positive, empowered thinking is only the start. Until that thinking is converted to bold action, we change little about our lives or the world. Once that thinking becomes bold action, we are capable of changing just about anything about the world or our lives.
Consider how many people had the chance to conceive gravity before Newton, but took no action. How many could have held the Wright Brothers’ place in history, had they only put their ideas for human flight into action? Who else had words as beautiful and powerful as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but never acted on them and so never changed the course of history?
I’d posit that there were many others who could have replaced these names in history had they simply acted on their thoughts or ideas.
What amazing thinking have you manifested, but not acted upon? How might it change your life and the world, if only you acted? Something to ponder today. Something to act upon today.
Wherever you are on your journey, you are awesome!
12 THINGS THAT SEPARATE EXTRAORDINARY THINKERS FROM ORDINARY THINKERS
Do you see yourself as average, ordinary, middle-of-the-pack? A lot of people see themselves that way and are perfectly content with it. Just always know that it is a belief, not a fact. You can shift from ordinary to extraordinary any time you choose.
You are extraordinary. It’s right there beneath that ordinary facade. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. You sense that there is something extraordinary within you and you are ready to unleash it in your life and, yet, you don’t.
A big part of it is shifting your paradigms from those that support ordinariness to those that promote the extraordinary in you.
Here are 16 paradigm-shifting distinctions between ordinary mindsets and extraordinary ones. Keep these posted somewhere that you can see them during your day. When you catch yourself thinking ordinary, you can instantly change to extraordinary.
1) Ordinary thinkers are fear-driven. Extraordinary thinkers are love-driven. 2) Ordinary thinkers believe they are victims of fate. Extraordinary thinkers know they are choosers of destiny. 3) Ordinary thinkers approve the status quo. Extraordinary thinkers improve the status quo. 4) Ordinary thinkers strive to be cool. Extraordinary thinkers strive to be themselves. 5) Ordinary thinkers are tenant farmers in the paradigms provided by others. Extraordinary thinkers are constantly planting new and exciting paradigms in their lives and in the world. 6) Ordinary thinkers trust experts. Extraordinary thinkers listen to experts, but trust themselves. 7) Faced with adversity, ordinary thinkers give up. Faced with adversity, extraordinary thinkers give more.
8. Ordinary thinkers expect little and receive it. Extraordinary thinkers expect much and receive it. 9) Ordinary thinkers employ labels. Extraordinary thinkers seek understanding. 10) Ordinary thinkers believe in chances. Extraordinary thinkers believe in choices. 11) Ordinary thinkers think life happens to them. Extraordinary thinkers know life happens through them. 12) Ordinary thinkers allow their doubts to rule them. Extraordinary thinkers allow their dreams to rule them.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!
Thanks to all of you, this year has been one of amazing growth on this blog. I want to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to read, comment, and share my posts.
I hope The Affirmation Spot has become a positive refuge for you on the Internet. That is the goal.
Let’s keep the energy flowing and continue filling our minds with insight, positivity, and practical tips for bettering our lives and bettering the world.
By any measure, 2020 has been a challenging year. It’s my belief that we can aspire, in 2021, to more than “getting back to normal.” We can entertain and achieve bigger dreams individually and together.
Our country, our species, and our planet can lean into our enormous potential to usher in a new era of positive change on so many fronts, if we have the courage to choose it.
I want to wish everyone reading this a beautiful holiday season. Thank you again for your contributions to growing this group.