Monday, January 7, 2013
Are You A Slave of the Ordinary?
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” ~Sir Cecil Beaton
Are you daring? Different? Impractical? What sets you apart from everybody else? Really? Do you have an imaginative vision of what is ahead for you or are you just trucking on down the road, without a thought of what's ahead?
A slave to the ordinary...is that you? Are you a creature of the commonplace? It's real easy to get into a rut of the ordinary. You know what the definition of a rut is? It is a coffin with the ends kicked out, that's what a rut is. Think about that as you go about your day, the same way, day after day after day.
Wilfred Peterson said “Big thinking precedes great achievement.” You will never make a difference being ordinary or thinking ordinary. You won't be known for being a creature of the commonplace if you think BIG!
How can you step out of the ordinary, out of the commonplace? It's different for each individual and you need to seek it out for yourself. I challenge you as this new year is getting started to step out of the ordinary, to be different, to be daring. I challenge you to stop being a "play-it-safer" kind of person. Become a BIG thinker.
Your Partner in Thinking.
Know. Be Known. Make a Difference!
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”