What is the definition of ordinary?  Normal.  Standard.  No special features.

Doesn’t really sound like a goal to me.

Yet many of us accept it as a way of life.  We don’t recognize our special features and we just shoot for run-of-the-mill.

But how can you become extraordinary?  To start with you can be your authentic self. Because there is only one you.  Then you can start connecting the dots in your life and getting creative.  What do you love to do? What is your passion? What problems can you solve using your gift?

As Ken Robinson said, “Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.”

We all have flaws that make us doubt our worth, but those flaws also make us unique.  As Walt Whitman said, “I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.”

And Cecil Beaton said, “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”

What can you do today that is bold and outside your comfort zone?  What have you got to lose?  You might just add a little extra to the ordinary.