And here we have it. The last and final installment of the series. The last wise and sage bit of motivation and inspirational knowledge I get to impart for this series.
Some have asked me why I went with 31 days when June clearly only has 30 days. While a completely legitimate question, my intent with this was not to match the number of blog posts with the number of days in the month, it was more closely tied to the fact that on June 4th, I turned 31 years young. Also, when tackling the initial rush of ingenuity with this series, the piece that solidified my decision was the fact that the 31st entry would fall on July 1st, effectively giving me a final blog to help propel my readers into July and beyond, while offering a solidifying finale to the series.
If you have followed along with the series, I really have 3 running themes to all of these posts, 3 main areas where I believe that you cannot help but feel better about yourself and more alive, just by participating:
The underlying theme that I have been trying to convey is a pretty simple one.
It is absolutely necessary to push yourself outside of the confines of your comfort zone on a daily basis.
Far too often, as I have touched on before, Americans, hell, people, strive for COMFORTABLE. We strive to hit that point in our lives when we don’t have to work too hard, yet pull in a decent salary. Where we don’t have to try and constantly impress our wife/husband, but they love us anyways.
We strive to be AVERAGE. Not for excellence, not to be a superstar. We strive to meet the status quo. Not to beat it and call it our bitch.
Why is that? Why don’t you strive to be perpetually amazing?
Each and every day we need to push ourselves to be better, to achieve greater things. We need to push ourselves to achieve what we never thought was possible. No matter how big, no matter how small, we need to make forward progress each and every day.
Our limits are only defined by our previous shortcomings. We must constantly explore the boundary of what we have previously identified as our “limit” and then push those boundaries further.
Ordinary people don’t make history.
Ordinary people don’t even make the news.
Don’t be ordinary. Be extraordinary.
Day 31. Way 31. Be Extraordinary. Every. Single. Day.