You are Extraordinary by Being Ordinary
I am amazed at the blind spots people have
I don’t know how many times in my life I have seen it. There is an editor here at Medium too, who perfectly fits this article, not realising that she is extraordinary. We all are, but we have blind spots. You see, we don’t see the impact we have on others. We just go about our daily living, striving to do better. We always focus on getting better, trying to reach that goal.
We are unaware that merely by existing and being who we are, that we make an impact. You don’t have to split the atom, or cure cancer, or negotiate world peace. Each of us makes an impact where we are.
Let’s look at an average life. You go to work each day, or you work for yourself and in doing so you pay taxes, which assists with many government programmes, which help the poor, the ill, allows for education and the future of the country, where the brightest minds can innovate and create. Some tax money goes overseas to assist other developing nations, and hopefully it gets to where it should get, but that’s not your problem, what you are doing is honourable. Earning an honest living and paying your taxes.
Now what if you assist a colleague or a family member? You care for an ailing or elderly or both ailing and elderly family member. You support them; they live with you. Do you see the good you are doing?
What about work colleagues? Have you assisted someone even in a small way, given them a lift? Bought them a birthday card or cake? Had some conversations to help them gain another perspective on a problem they have? You may think nothing of it, perhaps you have even forgotten about it, but to them that was valuable. They remember it; it was important to them. Heck, even saying happy birthday to someone you don’t speak too much on Facebook, makes an impact. I know it does to me; it shows someone cares; they took a little time out of their day.
What about your pets? They rely on you; you feed them and care for them; you are looking after and tending to another life or a number of lives, think about it. You are making an impact in ways you cannot fathom.
I am not saying stay as you are and don’t strive for anything. I am saying cut yourself some slack. Don’t always chase the rainbows, when you are actually part of the reason there is a rainbow in the first place.
Would we all like to do more and impact more people for good? Sure we would. Keep trying and keep stretching for those goals, but always remember you are more valuable than diamonds, platinum and gold, and way more valuable than Bitcoin.
I am sure there are way more amazing things that people do for others. I am just mentioning some stuff we often think is ordinary. I’m here to tell you, in being ordinary you are already extraordinary. Live your life well and do your best at whatever it is you do, and give yourself a break.
Just by being you, you make an impact.
You are enough. Do not let anyone tell you that you aren’t.
Keep being you, keep trying your best and working hard.
Nobody can be you better than you, with your uniqueness. Don’t rob the world of you, be the best ‘you’ that you can be.
You are unique and cannot compare yourself to anyone else, because you are the expert at being you, and you are more precious than any precious commodity. “You are fearfully and wonderfully made”.