Living an Extraordinary Life Means Giving Up a Normal One

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Living an Extraordinary Life Means Giving Up a Normal One by Mind Map: Living an Extraordinary Life Means Giving Up a Normal One

1. Living the Life No One Else Is

1.1. An extraordinary life means confronting and resolving all the shit that happened to you.

1.2. Shit happens to everyone, but most people don’t deal with it. That’s the sign of a “normal” life.

1.3. Attend counselling if you need to

1.4. Deal with your past and stop letting it call the shots.

2. Everything Has a Cost

2.1. People who prefer to live a “normal” life don’t want to pay most of the costs of an extraordinary life.

2.2. If you want to live an extraordinary life for the long-term, you’ll need to give up some things in the short-term.

2.3. You’ll have to start living a life no one else does. This means giving up a “normal” life.

3. The 3 Things Everyone Needs to Sacrifice

3.1. Security and Certainty

3.1.1. The extraordinary life gives you full control over your life and actions, at the cost of the comfort of having others call the shots.

3.2. Fear of Judgement

3.2.1. Most people are afraid you’ll achieve the dreams they never did So they attempt to protect themselves from that failure by bringing you down.

3.2.2. To an individual living a “normal” life, the characteristics of an extraordinary life seem foolish, stupid, and unrealistic. So they judge you. They criticize you, condemn you, and ostracize you by singling you out as stupid, naive, and silly.

3.2.3. Don't take more stock in what your critics say than what you belief about yourself.

3.2.4. Separating ourselves from the herd is scary, and the criticisms and warnings from others might even sound wise.

3.2.5. Let it go. This is your life, not theirs.

3.3. Other People’s Definition of Success

3.3.1. “Success” doesn’t just mean what the larger mob of society says it means: “lots of money, fame, and fortune.”

3.3.2. Your success isn’t defined by what other people say.

3.3.3. Define your success yourself.

3.3.4. Begin to spend your time on what really matters to you.