“If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
~Jim Rohn

So many of us seem to desire something other than ordinary. We want to lead extraordinary lives. We want to have an impact on others. We want to achieve, to succeed, to lead, to make a difference. At least that’s what I see in my clients (and myself).

But are we willing to risk the usual? That’s the hard part.

We are, generally speaking, as a species, creatures of comfort. We like what we like. We like what we know. We stick with things as they are, because at least we know what we’ll get that way.

But that can keep us in a rut.

In order to have the extraordinary lives we want – in order to make the extraordinary differences we want to make – we need to risk what we know. We need to, often, try something different, to take a chance on something new.

I’ve witnessed this with my clients. I’ve witnessed it with myself. I’ve seen what happens when we keep doing the same thing over and over. Insanity, they say, is doing the same thing and expecting different results.

And I’ve witnessed my clients stepping away from old beliefs, trying new behaviors, and giving up past assumptions. And I’ve seen them shine. I’ve seen them find the not-ordinary. I’ve seen them excel.

How do you risk the usual, to find something other than the ordinary?
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