I think we all experience a desire for the extraordinary from time to time. We may find contentment in the ordinary for a time, but then we grow tired of the normal, of the expected, of the ordinary. I don’t know what causes that. I don’t know why we can’t be satisfied with the way things are, which is different for each person. But when we are done with life as usual we start the fight for the extraordinary with a right arm jab.
It’s a tough fight. We win some and we lose some, but the fight continues. We fight for more. More purpose. More success. More.
It’s a long fight. It takes time and it takes guts. It takes determination to not give up but to keep on keeping on.
It’s a discouraging fight. You see progress, but then you lose progress. It’s a battle in the mind. “Maybe I should just be satisfied with the ordinary. It was easier.”
You see, the extraordinary always begins with the ordinary. You can never reach extraordinary except by first conquering the ordinary. So I encourage you in your aspirations and in your dreaming. Don’t let the giant shadow of difficulty send you running to the sunny side of ordinary. Sure there may be more people hanging out over there, but if every one were living out the extraordinary there would simply be a new definition of ordinary.
Press on, keep on, dream on, and live out of the ordinary. Live out the extraordinary.
Dalayna is the founder of Kyrie Coffee and creator of kyriecoffee.wordpress.com. She is a youth pastor by trade and Christ-follower at heart. She is passionate about impacting the world with the message of Jesus and inspiring change in lives and in the world however possible. Dalayna loves coffee, adventures, criminal shows, Taylor Swift, creating, growing, and people.