We have all heard of those people that are so insanely great at something that we categorize them as flukes or outliers. We describe them with phrases like:
“Well, yeah she can do that but she is the exception”
“Yeah he did it, but he is crazy”
“Well everyone except for her, she doesn’t count”
People that come to mind include:
- Thomas Edison
- Oprah Winfrey
- Steve Jobs
Somehow these people have attained outlier status and as such don’t follow the same rules that everyone else does. The popular perception of them becomes less that of a real person and more that of an idea.
Most of us set the bar way too low when it comes to believing what we are capable of.
We do good work. We are productive. We put energy into our work.
But how often do you do CRAZILY good work?
How often are you CRAZILY productive?
How often do you put a CRAZY amount of energy into what you do?
We can all do it. It’s just that we don’t reach up that high very often.
This brings me to you.
You have all of the raw ingredients necessary to become a changing force in the world. Bursting out of the league that the rest of us occupy is a possibility. It is just a possibility to require an uncommon amount of work and dedication. It requires moving forward when your brain screams for you to stop, taking risks that will scare your loved ones and putting yourself in dangerous situations. Even still, the potential is there.