Are you doing what you’re supposed to do? Then stop!

What is “normal”?

To the vast majority of people on this planet, “normal” is:

  • Get a college degree
  • Make career choices
  • Get a good job
  • Get promoted
  • Get promoted
  • Get promoted
  • Get married
  • Start a family
  • Buy a house
  • Save
  • Save
  • Save
  • Attempt to make “extra” money
  • Get promoted
  • Put kids through school and college
  • Be a good spouse and parent
  • Have fun in life
  • Stay fit and healthy
  • Retire
  • Enjoy retirement

I hate normal. I despise normal. Normal is… ordinary. Who wants to be ordinary?!

I’m not saying “normal” things are bad! Quite the contrary: they are good! They are essential! But to me, the list above comprises the MINIMUM achievements to strive for.

When I look back at my life (hopefully decades from now), the question I’m going to ask myself is: did I leave my “mark” on this planet?! Did I create long-standing memories of my existence which will survive my life for generations?!

I want an “extraordinary” life! But don’t’ get me wrong, I’m not saying everyone’s “destiny” should help ease world hunger: you can be an “extraordinary” person and “leave you mark” on this planet in absolutely ANYTHING you do: you just need to find and ignite that fire to DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING that will leave a mark.

You can leave a mark by thousands of ways. Here are some ideas:

  • Inspiring and mentoring others
  • Teaching
  • Creating art, music, writing, etc.
  • Being the “pinnacle/role model” parent not just to your own children, but to other parents!
  • Starting a series of successful businesses
  • Radically transforming the company you work for
  • Donating your time to help others
  • Being  source of joy and laughter for others
  • Being a good listener and confidant

You can chose one of these or come up with hundreds of new ones. The sky is the limit. But you have to make a conscious effort, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly do WORK on your passion.

Just – please – don’t just do “what you’re supposed to do”, don’t be “normal”, don’t be “ordinary”.