Live an Extraordinary Life

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with they might…. Ecclesiastes 9:10

There are times when we find ourselves half stepping through the daily tasks that we pursue. It may be due to stagnation and complacency, pure habit, or lack of energy. There may be times when, although we’re due in at 8 am, that is the exact moment we set foot through the door.

Now don’t get me wrong, it’s better to be there at 8 am than to arrive later. But you should strive go that extra mile. Why not be the exception and show up ten minutes early?

If someone asks you for a helping hand, lend them two. If your goal is to say a kind word to one random stranger a day, why not up that to two random strangers a day?


You see, God doesn’t want us to live an ordinary life. He doesn’t want you to go around with the attitude that, “Well, I’m doing somebody a favor by giving them my time. I really don’t have to be here, I’ve got a million and one other things I could be doing…” No, God wants you to lead an extraordinary life. You should aspire to go that extra distance.

I have a favorite quote that I often think about, and it says, “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.When going about our daily lives, we should look for ways to be extraordinary.

Instead of throwing that aluminum can out with the trash, try recycling it that would make all the difference. Maybe you want to hold that door open for that person entering in after you today. Or maybe you’re waiting in a long line at the bank, why not let someone go ahead of you? Who knows maybe they’ve had one of those days where nothing went right for them, you just might make there day.

I believe that people have a keen sense of ability to see through to our hearts. They can tell who is in it to win it or who is half stepping. They can see where your true intentions are and whether or not your heart is pure.

When all is said and done, you will be remembered for the extraordinary zest and zeal that you posses. Make the choice to put forth that extra effort in everything that you do today and notice an exceptional blessing cover you as you charge forth on your journey of life!

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Author: Jarrod Clark (786 Articles)

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Jarrod Clark, author and founder of OptimisticJourney.com and my goal for this blog is to provide inspirational messages for maintaining an optimistic outlook on life. To find out more about me, check out the About Jarrod tab at the top of the page and if you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! Thanks!

1 Comment

  • At 2010.05.23 02:30, Kim said:

    Hi Jarrod,

    This post brings to mind that success is not reached by luck – it is reached through effort. Your effort here is evident and inspiring.
    Keep it up Jarrod!

    Meanwhile, putting the ‘extra’ into my undertakings in the coming week is in order ;)

    Cheers!

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