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5 Powerful Ways to BE Extraordinary NOW

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In a perfectly ordinary day “the extraordinary” happens every time. BE The Extraordinary NOW. ~Z

We are each extraordinary in our own special way! We are…we really are!

When we become open to our own extraordinary abilities and embrace them, you will have reignited that powerhouse within YOU to become the best and happiest YOU.

But HOW?? hmm…that is the question that has been asked a million times over..by extraordinary people in hiding.

Great people like Lincoln, Gandhi, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Dickens, Van Gogh, Leonardo Da Vinci, Monet, Socrates, Stephen Hawking, Picasso, Einstein, Newton………
Do you think they Knew when they were born, what they were going to Become? How Legendary they were going to become? But they did eventually Become Extraordinary.
The Sole Reason they became Extraordinary is because they had complete and utter BELIEF in their abilities. If you read their life stories you will notice, that none of them became legendary easily. They all had to go through many many hardships like social pressures, physical issues and most of all the lack of understanding from those close to them….they each have NOT become legends without learning along the way, how to keep their passions alive.

We are each Extraordinary Legends in the making. This life is a learning ground that teaches us so many lessons each day. Learning and rising above these speed bumps on the way is what Extraordinary really means.

To kick start your own EXTRAORDINARY Journey right NOW here are 5 POWERFUL ways that work wonders:

  1. Dream BIG: Our Dreams are what give us hope. They make us work towards them. They nudge us positively. Dream Big Big dreams. Visualize YOU already having attained your dream right now. IN this moment KNOW that YOU are awesome. Hold that feeling and then go about your day. You will notice the skip in your step, the boost in your thoughts and the overflowing passion in your heart. You will be extraordinary everyday.
  2. Plan SMALL: Paradox to dream big hmm…not really. Every extraordinary Dream requires a plan. Just not those huge elaborate ones. Work in small Baby Steps. Make your plan just for today. Ask yourself- “Right now in this moment, what do I need to do to attain my Big Dream?” The answer is what will be your step by step plan. Every-time you are stuck do this. Ask yourself. You KNOW exactly what you have to do to be Extraordinary…just ask yourself.
  3. Be YOU: In the need to be Extraordinary, to be great we start emulating people who already are. In doing so sometimes we forget or sideline our true selves. When really the “extraordinary” part of YOU is in being authentically YOU. Learn from great people, but Be only YOU. Cause you are unique and what you bring to this world, no-one else can.
  4. Simplify EVERYTHING: When you simplify your life and yourself, you leave very little room for confusion or clutter… be it physical or emotional. Ridding yourself of negative pressures of the outside world, works very well in bringing out your Extraordinary side. You will not be afraid to try something new. You will not second guess yourself. You will Believe in YOU completely.
  5. Smile WIDE: Ever noticed how your heart always is attracted to another person who is smiling? The reason for this attraction is the fact that happiness attracts happiness. You Will smile back even if you are in the grumpiest mood, when someone genuinely flashes you a smile. Be the initiator of that magnetic Smile, for it creates a chain of extraordinary happiness. Even in your small way, you are becoming the initiator of happiness…and that is extraordinary and so very simple.

There is no rocket science to being Extraordinary. Just the right doses of BELIEF and HOPE.

Tell yourself right now:
“NOW, RIGHT NOW, I AM READY TO BE EXTRAORDINARY!”

What are your thoughts on this article?
Do you have any ways to bring out that Extraordinary side? What is Your Extraordinary power? Share your beautiful thoughts in the comments below.

With Immense Love & Gratitude,
~Zeenat~
Counseling Psychologist/Spiritual Counselor
Motivational Speaker/Naturopath

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Author: Zeenat Merchant Syal

Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor/Motivational Speaker/Naturopath/Holistic Healer/Writer

39 thoughts on “5 Powerful Ways to BE Extraordinary NOW

  1. Zeenat,
    Your wise words are powerful. I believe to be extraordinary we need to not only be our authentic selves, but to go above and beyond the level of service that anyone would expect in all that we do. I want the people I come in contact with to leave feeling happy about life, hopeful about their future and uplifted by their experience with me. I like to think that each of us is a candle with the power to light everyone we meet on our path.

    • HI Angela,
      You are uplifting! And being of service to others through your own extraordinary powers is what the ripple effect really means na :)
      Ohh be the candle….and may we each light a million others to meet their true path.
      Such a beautiful and insightful comment. Thank you!
      Much Love~

  2. Hi Zeenat…you always get it right! I love this post. As someone who always gets bogged down and lost in the detail of having too much to do, my takeaway from this is to plan small. One step at a time towards myBIG dreams of achieving true potential. You are truly an extraordinarly inspirational individual. Much love and light (sorry for short comment but have broken wrist so trying to limit typing ;) Rosemaryx

    • Hi Rosemary,
      Sorry about your hand darling…I hope you are feeling better now. Although I am wondering what antics you were upto to have actually broken that beautiful wrist…email coming your way :)
      I used to be like you…the fretter of all details! But really life has an amazing way of teaching us the alternative..and that alternative is really extraordinary.
      Thank you for your lovely comment here sweetie!
      Much love~

  3. amazing how most times it’s the simple steps that take us the longest distances. Good post today. thanks

    • HI Jacki,
      Glad you liked these simple yet powerful steps to Be extraordinary :)
      Thank you for your lovely comment here.
      Much love~

  4. Hi Zeenat,
    *You* my friend, are absolutely extraordinary: who you are, what you stand for, how generously you share from your heart!
    This stands out to me most: “We are each Extraordinary Legends in the making”..in the making..meaning we may plateau yes, but for the most part we are stretching and growing and learning and being..exactly who we are meant to be in this moment and allowing for Universe/God/Nature..to expand that to far more than we could imagine..We don’t reach one “goal” then stop..we use the momentum from that to *keep going*, creating, loving, sharing..
    I very much celebrate all that you reflect here today..and thank you for that reflection fits very well into this day:)

    • Darling Joy,
      I am so so happy that these words resonate with you so well. And you my dear are extraordinary personified :) I love how you have pointed out that we are infact all works in progress and believe me..there are so many new goals made each day….plan small for that gigantic dream…..creating awesomeness all the way :)
      Thank you so so much for your beauty-filled comment here.
      Much Love~

  5. Hi Zeenat,

    Beautiful post. I love how you walk your talk about simplicity by keeping it nice and simple and to the point. Much easier to remember and act on that way.

    And I have to say, I love love LOVE that image! Did you do that?! It certainly fits with the whole expression of you that is this post.

    Thank you!

    • Hi Patti,
      Lovely seeing your beautiful smile here :)
      So glad you liked this post…some how I feel like happiness and simplicity go hand in hand. The more we confuse and entwine with details…the more we deviate from the root of it all..right?
      That image was something I put together….It just help enhance the extraordinary so well :)
      Thank you so so much for sharing your wonderful thoughts here.
      Much Love~

  6. Reading this was energizing! It made me smile and feel so alive with the power of my dreams. You’re a joy Zeenat :~D … happy happy day to you!
    Sue

    • Hi Sue,
      Energizing is fun na :)
      May you be energized and extraordinarily powerful always.
      Thank you fro your lovely lovely words here…
      Much Love~

  7. Hi Zeenat,
    Thanks for the beautiful message. I love #3. After years of trying to be like everyone else or different than what I was, I’m finally me – and it fits so darned well:) Take care Zeenat!

    • HI Dandy,
      I know what you mean…I went through a similar phase not too long ago :) We are the best of ourselves when we are just being open and US :)
      I’m so glad you are not fitting into you perfectly.
      Thank you for your lovely comment here.
      Much Love~

  8. wow I should have read this before I launched on the change warrior project- Plan small:)
    love and hugs

    • HI Suzie,
      I learn so much from you everytime we communicate!….
      As for planning small…well, this has only recently been adopted by me. Before which I would fret and go nuts over every detail :)….Change warrior rocks! Change Warrior 2 will rock even harder :)
      Love and hugs right back~

  9. Hi Zeenat,

    Beautiful, wise words in a concise list! Thank you for the link love too. I agree 100% – we must dream big and plan small, otherwise we will lose our way as the journey is long to accomplish our big dreams. You’re so right about simplifying both physically and emotionally too. I went through some of my stuff yesterday and filled up a bag of old clothes to donate. It felt really great, like a release, like something has been cleaned up and accomplished. I hope you have a wonderful week of being extraordinarily you! :)

    • HI Lynn,
      Its amazing how the physical cleansing can also lead to a great simplification emotionally too. I do the recycling and donating every month or whenever I am feeling muddled…its such a release.
      I love your articles so the link love is just the start of all things love from my end ;)
      Thank you fro your lovely comment here.
      Much Love~

  10. Such good methods! Simple, understandable, and DOABLE. I love the directness of your spiritual lessons in bricklaying. It’s as the word says. Extraordinary is ordinary + extra – doing the ordinary, the simple, but being consistent so that it builds outward and upward on a foundation of goodness. It’s a pleasure to consider the ideas you offer, Z.

    • Hi Mikey,
      The extra in ordinary is what makes this life oh so awesome na :)
      I’m glad you loved this article and found these tips practical…..
      Thank you as always fro the beautiful words here….I’m always inspired by what you share. That one sentence is playing in my head “I love the directness of your spiritual lessons in bricklaying.”….making me write pages and pages in my head already… :)
      I should just change your name to Inspiring Mikey instead of Invisible Mikey hmmm… ;)
      Much Love~

  11. Zeenat,

    This is truly the ABC’s of being extraordinary it simple steps. It’s one of my all time favorite articles. I love the way you focus on BELIEF as the mover and shaker behind achieving extraordinary. You are on such a beautiful roll these days.

    • Darling Sandra,
      I personally have been forward and back in the “belief” department. But when it sticks…oh its the best feeling. That complete and utter beleif is what legends are made of.
      I’m so so so so so…glad that you are liking my writing. Coming from an awesome writer such as you…I take it as a compliment :)
      So much Love~

  12. Really Zeenat ji ! Waking up n reading ur blog on my cel! I feel a warmth n peace inside.. :) <3! I hope i can follow atleast 1% :D

    • HI Swatcat!
      I’m so happy that these words here are a source of peace to you. I hope adn pray you are able to incorporate them into your life.
      So Much love for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
      Hugs~

  13. Hi Zeenat:

    I really enjoyed your post. I have a strong feeling that all of us don’t realize just how extraordinary we are. Perhaps we see a commercial or a movie or a television program that features a “hero” that gets out of trouble or helps someone out. Perhaps many of us, as we live day to day, feel boring compared to these heroes. I really liked this post and your suggestions. Great job!

    • HI Tim,
      You have the right feeling. We dont realize…atleast what i think is we are so caught up in the mundane everyday that we forget to give ourself the time and opportunity to shine. Hero’s are ordinary people gone extraordinary..and that can be you and me on a daily basis. Wouldn’t the world be the best place…if all of us thought that way and truly embraced our “extraordinary” side…??
      I’m glad you liked this article :)
      Hoping all is well on your end.
      Much Love~

  14. Zeenat,

    I had to come over here after reading the title of your post on Powered by Intuition. Being extraordinary doesn’t require magical abilities or genius IQs, it really just requires simple steps like the ones you listed in this post.

    • HI Katie,
      You write a blog on being extraordinary..wow! Here I’m feeling all empowered with writing one post..and there you have a whole blog dedicated to this…so awesome! Sometimes a meeting a destined..and hence when you came here…it was just meant to be.
      I’m so glad you came over and liked this post. Hope to see more of you on the blog o sphere. And if there is anything I can do for you..just drop me a line.
      Lots of love~

  15. Your excellent post reminds me of a passage from A Course in Miracles. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerul beyond measure.”

    I like the dream big/plan small connection. What can I do right now? That is a powerful question that focuses us on the present, the only time when we can do anything at all.

    Thank you !

    • Hi Galen,
      So glad you liked this post!
      And that quote from a course in miracles is just one of my favorites :)..thank you for sharing that energy here today.
      So Much Love,
      Z~

    • Gelen To his statement has the effective of volcanic activator, its a killer statement it awakes your subconsciousness and cause you to develop a mind set that you never fail again, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerul beyond measure.”

  16. I like your style of creating good and quality articles to your readers. I think there are so many ways to become an extraordinary being, but sometimes men forgotten the fact that GOD is someone behind whatever accomplishments in our life. HE is belittled and dump in other side. Maybe, in some ways, we thanks GOD for whatever we have in our lives, whether it is good or bad. Thanks for your great and inspiring post. Keep it up!

    • Hi Kuya,
      I’m so happy you liked this article. I completely believe that God guides us in every moment.
      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
      Much love~

  17. Love your point about thinking Big and planning Small, all while Simplifying and Smiling. I think this will be my mantra! Think Big, Think Small: Simplify and Smile! :)

  18. Hi Zeenat,
    I love this post! Dreaming big is crucial in life. This makes us get the best out of ourselves and life. In regards to smiling, there is nothing better than a sincere smile that can affect us and others in a positive way. :) Thanks for sharing Zeenat

  19. “We are each Extraordinary Legends in the making.” –> Yes we are!! :)

    This article, and each of these simple steps, resonate SO perfectly with me right now! I just recently gained some clarity and focus around my own life (and my blog) and simple wisdom for extraordinary living was what I realized it’s all about! ;)

    I feel like I could have written this myself…these are a few of the things I have been really trying to focus on. I’m naturally a big dreamer, and I’ve come to realize the power of small steps. Also, I chose “simplify” as my word for 2011. And of course, there are few things more contagious than a genuine smile. :-D

  20. very nice, it is really uplifting the soul and mind.

  21. it’s good.

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