What is Extraordinary About Your Life? Focus on the “Good Stuff”

okWhat is the most extraordinary thing about your life? Can you answer that? Here’s why I’m asking…

During a recent time when, in my mind, things really started to get scary and go south, as it were, I noticed that I started to lose sight of all that is great about my life and the world in general. Although I’ve managed to get back on track, that attitude continues for MANY people around me, both those whom I know (for real) and those whom I know about (that is, public figures). To hear lots of folks talk, “all is lost,” “life sucks,” “there’s no hope for the future,” “we should all give up,” and the like.

If you or others around you have gotten into that frame of mind, I want to provide some ideas you can use to bring yourself ‘back around’ to the positive side of things.

In the book, The Color Purple, Alice Walker writes:

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it…. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see that it’s always trying to please us back.

Read that last part again:

But any fool living in the world can see it’s always trying to please us back.

I want to you encourage you to FOCUS on what is extraordinary about you – because when you lose sight of that, it’s easy to focus on all the ‘stuff’ that isn’t so extraordinary about you or those around you. Consider the truth of that last statement:

The default focus for the majority of people is to find fault – in themselves, in others, in life, in the world. On the other hand, this is not the default focus for those of us who are maintaining our intention to be staying positive in a freaked-out world – or at least we want to move away from it being our default.

So again, I’ll pose this question. If someone were to ask you, “What is the most extraordinary part of your life?” what would your answer be? Some people, like my brother, John, would say, “Everything. My whole life.” And he means that. It seems that nearly every time I talk with him, he says, “This is the best time of my life, ever.”

Others of us may not have that kind of response, nor am I saying that we need to. We do, however, need to have some kind of response that is heartfelt and authentic.

If you can’t come up with an answer, let’s see if some words that are synonymous with ‘extraordinary’ are helpful. Possibly, one of these words will be a better prompt for you instead of “What is the most extraordinary part of your life?” So, try one of these questions and see if you can answer it (or answer all of them! Even better!)

  • What is the most remarkable part of my life?
  • What is the most noteworthy part of my life?
  • What is the most unusual part of my life?
  • What is the most striking part of my life?
  • What is the most unique part of my life?
  • What is the most special part of my life?
  • What is the most exceptional part of my life?

Sadly, many of those asked cannot answer these questions. Are you one of them? What about your children? How would they answer?

meggin_program_page_life_of_es_v2And to help you lead an exceptional, extraordinary life, you may be interested in Life of E’s – an association of people who want to enhance and expand what they know, feel, dream, and do with the support of Meggin McIntosh’s expertise, experience, tools, & techniques.

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