How to Craft an Extraordinary Life

You have to expect the unexpected. So many of us have long-term plans, but life happens and we don’t end up turning those plans into reality. Remember that this day will never come again, and what you do in the remaining hours of this day could move your life in a whole new direction.

Today is the day you could pick up the phone and forgive that person who you know in your heart needs to be forgiven. Today is the day you could pull out your journal and reflect on what’s not working in your life. Today is the day you could articulate a new set of personal standards.

I believe that your days are your life in miniature. As you live your days, so you craft your life.

Quotes From The Experts

Mastery

“Challenge everything you do. Expand your thinking. Refocus your efforts. Rededicate yourself to your future.”
– Patricia Fripp

“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“With more success comes greater problems along with greater ability to solve them.”
– Mark Victor Hansen

Success comes from the consistent practice of simple fundamentals. In other words, the best of the best are consistent. All too often, we think success is complicated. But, really, it is made up of very simple practices that are executed with discipline. One of the most important fundamentals is being meticulous about protecting your time.

The first step in protecting your time is to know where you are going. Knowing your destination increases your focus. Knowing your destination allows you to make wiser choices. Knowing your destination saves you precious time and energy.

But most people don’t know their destination. Most people spend more time planning their summer vacations than they do planning their lives. Most people have not articulated a philosophy for their lives. Most people don’t have a mission. And if you don’t have a plan and a philosophy for your life, you will end up living someone else’s.

If you want to live an extraordinary life, then link everything that you do to your vision. Otherwise days slip into weeks, weeks slip into months and months slip into years—and before you know it, you will be out of time.

Linah Cathy