Being Extraordinary

If a woodpecker were to peck 10,000 trees one at a time or peck one tree 10,000 times, which do you think would have lasting impact?

Being extraordinary could be about persevering when others get bored.

In the movie Tumhari Sulu, Vidya Balan’s character lives the various shades of her role; that of a   wife, a mother, a sister, a woman- and she does so unapologetically.

Being extraordinary could be about believing in yourself against all odds.

In Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, Mowgli the human child who was raised by wolves traps Shere Khan in a ravine where the buffalo trample him, thus saving all the forest from his rage.

Being extraordinary could be making the best of what life has thrown at you.

Extraordinary is creating the new status quo and it doesn’t happen overnight. Most extraordinary successes are the result of continued effort over an indefinite period of time.

When do you know if you have the potential to be this rarity?

  1. You have the mind-set to work through the trenches and hard work doesn’t scare you
  2. You learn from the smallest of incidents
  3. You know that failure is natural but not an option

In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.

Did you know that for most of his adult life, King suffered from depression?

The most extraordinary stories have almost painfully humble beginnings. So if you are struggling today, let the struggle teach you; don’t let it go waste.





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