Go ahead do something, I dare you

Oct 21, 2010 by

Go ahead do something, I dare you

Do SomethingLately I’ve been confronted by a whole group of people who think that inaction, mediocrity, and just getting by, are the best things we can aspire to.  And that confrontation is expressed in their language and so in their thoughts. Language shapes the way we think and determines what we think about (quote by Benjamin Lee Whorf). So why are so many people so afraid to do anything outstanding?

Look at that word, outstanding … to stand out.  Have we become so afraid of failing, of what others think about us, that we’re afraid to risk, to try something new, to take an action, annihilate mediocrity, and be amazing? If the masses have become this way then the few who are willing to stand out and be outstanding will truly make an astonishing difference.

In fact not only do we revere those who lead and stand out and risk (athletes, leaders, dreamers) but we need them.  We need them to help inspire everyone else to step-up stand-out and make a difference even if only in the smallest of ways.

I have a philosophy of being more amazing tomorrow than you are today.  In fact I use the word amazing 28 times (so far) in this blog (click here to see all of my amazing comments).  Some people laugh at that philosophy, chuckle and tell me how I can’t.  Tell me how it’s silly.  Those are the people who I end up leaving in the dust.

So here’s my question: “What can you do today to be outstanding in some area of your life?”  Just a small area, a small step.  Think about it.  Don’t just read this and not do anything.  Do something amazing.

If we don’t focus on being outstanding then the pull of mediocrity will drag us back to the norm, to the standard, to the middle, to our old way of thinking, to listening to our old internal gremlins and internal retards and internal critics who all want us to “just fit in.”  I’m challenging you to NOT fit in, to be outstanding, to make a difference in your own life.

So go ahead, do something, stand out from the crowd, be amazing, be outstanding, I dare you … we’re waiting.

See you on the wire

— Steven Cardinale

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