“If you want to live an exceptional and extraordinary life, you have to give up many of the things that are part of a normal one.” -Srinivas Rao
The larger mob of society will never experience true success.
Because this majority is unwilling to become the CEO of their life — they’d rather someone else call the shots.
They are unwilling to take risks, to fail publicly, and be forced to try again after getting knocked down.
They are unwilling to sacrifice what is good for what is great.
In short, they are unwilling to give up their “normal” life.
But this is what is required to live an extraordinary life. You must give up the “normal” life for something far more valuable.
Evolving is painful.
The more you evolve into the best version of yourself, the more you’ll be required to give up. You’ll reach a point where you’ll no longer be able to tolerate negative relationships. Eating bad food. Spending your time on time-wasting activities.
Giving these things up is painful. Most people aren’t willing to do what needs to be done.
One of the cornerstones of an extraordinary life is giving up the safety nets, security, and guarantees of a normal life.
Maybe this is a steady paycheck at a job that will never allow you to reach your full potential. Maybe it’s the static 9–5 schedule. Maybe it’s a guaranteed retirement plan.
Of course, you don’t have to live in this scenario for the rest of your life. This lifestyle is exhausting at first — you’re always on your toes, never knowing when the next paycheck is coming in, unsure of the future.
But the extraordinary life gives you full control over your life and actions, at the cost of the comfort of having others call the shots.
This is one of the hardest parts to give up, and takes a long time to really sink in for even the most dedicated entrepreneurs, adventurers, and risk-takers.
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