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What If I Want Extraordinary?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Did you come to Spark to become fine or did you come to Spark to be extraordinary? I will give you a minute to think about...oh, so sorry! Time is up!

Of course you came here to be extraordinary!

Isn't that what we all should have? Isn't that what we all deserve? Isn't that what we all want? We didn't come here to be average or fine (not that kind of fine!) but rather, we came here to be extraordinary!

Why should we want for, hope for, or have just fine? You don't want fine! I don't want fine! WE don't want fine!

The line, "What if fine isn't good enough? What if I want extraordinary?" was said by Will Smith to Eva Mendes near the end of the movie "Hitch". It is a line I have always loved that I think of when dealing with my own relationship (or lack of at the moment) things. I was thinking about it earlier and realized that it really does correlate with what we are doing on our journey's here on Spark.

Being on this journey has helped me realize that I want extraordinary in more areas of my life, and not just in a relationship. Yes, I want that too, someday, but why not strive for that in the other areas of life as well? Why not go for extraordinary in every aspect of life from jobs to weight loss? Why not?

I say we do! I say WE ALL strive for extraordinary today, tomorrow, and every day from now on!

Go get in front of your mirror and take a good look at yourself. Then I want you to ask yourself, "What is extraordinary in my life?" Do you know what your answer is?

The answer is...YOU!

You are extraordinary! You are here on Spark, trying to make major changes for the better in your life! You are extraordinary, on here looking for more extraordinary!

This is your life and his is your journey! Make of it what you would like, but for me, I am aiming for extraordinary! Not just on the scale but everything that comes with living a healthier, more active lifestyle!

Who knew that the movie "Hitch" was such a deep thought kind of movie? It also has one of my favorite quotes of all-time at the beginning of the movie...

Words to live by. Words to strive for. Words that we can learn something from as we move onward in our journey. We deserve the extraordinary moments in our lives that take our breath away! That is the good stuff in life that we are working to have more of for as long as we can!

Live your extraordinary!

Embrace Your Possibilities!

Good Day Sparkville

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DAILYCHOICES 7/21/2013 7:25AM

    I know that God has called me to be extraordinary in all areas of my life. That's the journey I'm on, that straight and narrow path He has for me. Awesome blog! Thanks emoticon

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BESSHAILE 7/12/2013 7:03AM

    Thanks for reminding me of a movie I really loved! and yes. Extraordinary. Deep down inside - I've always felt I was extraordinary - and now and then I think it shows on the outside too.

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JPGSMOM 7/8/2013 9:38PM

    Such moving words! I read them at a time in my journey where I am no longer satisfied with maintaining. I've lost 50 lbs since Jan of last year but have been in a stall. I have lost weight before but never lower than what I am currently at. I always told myself in the beginning of my SP journey that I wanted to get down to what I was. But now that is not good enough.... I am daring to want more for myself. Thanks for sharing these inspirational words.

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MYUTMOST4HIM 6/30/2013 3:49PM

    Excellent - Thanks for sharing

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GEORGE815 6/29/2013 11:14AM

    A lot of striving in that blog. Good for the soul.

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TIME-4-TINA 6/29/2013 10:32AM

    I feel that I am definitely striving to be extraordinary regarding my health and fitness. Definitely not satisfied with being just fine. However, I have to say the rest of my life is just fine. I think we are conditioned to accept things just being fine. Your taught to not complain. That people out there have it much worse than you. Unfulfilled relationships, boring job. Well, at least you have a man. Well, at least you have a job. Your right though, every aspect of your life should be extraordinary. I think everyone thinks this. They just don't say it out loud. Thanks for saying it out loud.

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WOLFKITTY 6/28/2013 11:09PM


In my lack of it (at the MOMENT, also), this struck such a chord that I'm very moved. I felt like that once, so full of vibrant enthusiasm.

I need to re-engage and breathe again.
I need to remember that *I* deserve it. And if others try to dampen my light, my response should be to shine brighter, not hide away.


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QUENNEVILLE 6/28/2013 9:41PM

    Great message. Thanks.

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KALISWALKER 6/28/2013 5:10PM

    Keep making life better today and everyday! I know you are making every minute count.

Thanks for thinking of me. I checked my email today and saw the rainbow. I am in a mountain area, and yes we do get rain.

Enjoy your weekend Brad!

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KATHY47802 6/28/2013 10:34AM

    Wow Brad! Motivating and Power Boosting! I like those quotes! I'm ready to go see what's out there!


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ALDECKER08 6/27/2013 8:23PM

    That's a great post! You certainly know how to motivate and encourage people! I think I need to re-watch Hitch! LOL

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PATRICIAANN46 6/27/2013 7:42PM

  emoticon blog!!! emoticon

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SIMONEKP 6/27/2013 1:24PM

    this is great!

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JADED_CHICK19 6/27/2013 11:24AM

    Love the quotes! We all should definietly strive to be extraordinary! :) Have a great day!

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BARBIEE52 6/27/2013 10:58AM

    First of all, thanks for sharing. You are really extra ordinary, and we all should feel extra ordinary or strive for that. When I looked in the mirror (yes, I did look in the mirror) I told myself that I can be extra ordinary, too. What a great feeling that was. To a very special friend from someone who thinks you are a special person, and very EXTRA ORDINARY!!!!
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WHOVIANGIRL23 6/27/2013 9:30AM

    You are fantabulous! And that movie is great, as well as both those quotes. Very uplifting blog!

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LEANJEAN6 6/27/2013 6:49AM

    Wow!!!--Very thought provoking!!!--I love it!!!--You are extraordinary! Lynda emoticon

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PMRUNNER 6/27/2013 6:23AM

    We give so much of ourselves to work, our kids, our spouse, and others. Sometimes we need to recognize that we deserve awesome too!

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JAMER123 6/27/2013 12:15AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon from your extraordinarily super Spark friend here on SP. Very good blog and quite introspective (my new word for tonight). I enjoyed the posting!!

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CORTNEY-LEE 6/27/2013 12:07AM

    Love this! Thank you so much for posting!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 6/26/2013 11:12PM

    Love love love this! Just the message I was needing this week. Thanks!

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CAROL_31649731 6/26/2013 9:51PM

    Profound words to live by . . . love the final quote (haven't seen Hitch, but maybe I should!)! I can always count on you to inspire me to be extraordinary, Brad . . . thank you!!! emoticon emoticon

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LIKINMENOW 6/26/2013 8:16PM

    Wow!! Awsome blog...I so needed this. What a blessing this is to me and I am certain many more!! Thank you for blessing me today!!

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MARILYNROBERT 6/26/2013 7:41PM

    Thank you! You just gave me a pep talk that I needed to hear! emoticon

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GLAZED-DONUT 6/26/2013 7:36PM

    Totally agree and exactly how I live... extraordinary.
I don't do average, mediocre isn't in my vocabulary.. nor are the words 'can't' or 'try' - those are excuses in my world.
I can do anything - anyone can do anything - there is no try, there is doing or not doing.... and that mindset leads to extraordinary!!
Relationships, work, how I run the house, how I treat others, my own mindset... I dont want 'okay' I want amazeballs!!!... and thats OKAY, because I am willing to put in the time, sweat, blood, tears, frustrations, challenges, work that it takes to have an extraordinary life! Life is too short to settle... if epic is what one wants... go be EPIC, but wishing or being lucky wont get'er done!
I will end this by saying.... extraordinary blog my friend!!! Happy huMp day!!! Susie*

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/26/2013 7:31PM

    We all have the ability to become extraordinary, it's just whether or not, we choose to dig deep and find it! I love "It's not the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away..." That quote took my breath away... How many times have you seen a sunrise, seen a baby smile or a child laugh, and not been impressed with life?

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JUNEAU2010 6/26/2013 7:26PM

    This was an extraordinary blog! Thank you!

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_JODI404 6/26/2013 5:24PM

    YES! Cheers to being extraordinary in all ways possible!

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STR458 6/26/2013 4:30PM

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MRSP90X 6/26/2013 3:10PM

    I like what MISSB6804 said! I did come to Sparkpeople to be extraordinary, but I do especially want to be extraordinary in everything!! WooHoo, I needed this today!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSB8604 6/26/2013 11:39AM

    You rock. Heck, we ALL rock!

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CELIAMINER 6/26/2013 11:07AM

    Very inspirational! My first thought was that fine was, well, fine with me, but after I read your blog, I'm more pumped up!

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CARTOONB 6/26/2013 10:30AM

    We do deserve the extraordinary!!! Let's go achieve it!!

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JACKIE542 6/26/2013 10:01AM

    Great message, I always strive to live extraordinary, I plan to do that as long as I can. We only have one life, live it to the fullest. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 6/26/2013 9:47AM

    When you believe in yourself...truly will find your extraordinary. I'm not gonna fuss again.

Here's to an extraordinary life, Brad. emoticon

I hope you find your happiness.

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KATHY_NATURELVR 6/26/2013 9:40AM

    It's been a while since I've seen Hitch, I might have to revisit it. Great job!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 6/26/2013 9:26AM

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 6/26/2013 9:03AM

    Great blog! I think I may have to check out Hitch, didn't realize it was anything more than a typical rom com. Thanks as always for the motivation!!

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LSDALOIA 6/26/2013 8:52AM

    What a wonderful blog! So many people have changed their lives on Spark. I know I find encouragement to get to my goal and start my business right here on Spark. Maybe you can relate. There's a lot of insecurity involved in starting a new venture -- just like meeting someone you may have a relationship with. Let's get out there and be special and extraordinary today!!!!!!!

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REGILIEH 6/26/2013 8:45AM

    As always emoticon emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 6/26/2013 8:42AM

    emoticon so much for a emoticon blog!
Just what many of us needed at this time in our journey

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SANDICANE 6/26/2013 8:03AM

    Great blog! Especilally on a day when I'm wishing I was extraordinary, but feeling tired!


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CLAIRE_PM 6/26/2013 7:53AM

    You're absolutely correct! I definitely *do* want extraordinary. And I'm willing to work for it, too emoticon

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KETTLEBURN 6/26/2013 7:27AM

    What a fantastic message to read after my workout emoticon
Thanks for sharing it! It'll definitely be on my mind all day, sorting out what's extraordinary about me and my life overall!

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