Thursday, January 3, 2013

Extraordinariness is not ordinary

Who has ever been ackowledged for doing something the extraordinary way —a great speech, a performance or a job— surely remembers that occasion with delight. Every once in a while, he enjoys the memory of that sublime moment and possibly wonder what was so determining to have himself covered with glory. And maybe one might wish to find out the recipe to repeat those brilliant actions to ensure success over and over again.

What is extraordinariness like.

It is what goes beyond, the result that nobody ever imagined might be possible. It is not a matter of exceeding expectation. It means astonishing people thanks to the impact of the unexpected and the anxiety of perfection; it is scaring, provocative, surprising and uncomfortable. It makes you jump off the chair.

It is freedom from the chains of common sense, it is the conclusion nobody was waiting for. And maybe when nobody was even expecting a conclusion to come.

Free initiave out of schemas is extraordinariness. In a world that promotes team work, collaborative environments, factotum employees and supportive behaviours, the outcome of the artist is extraordinariness, it is the production of the creative mind doing it all the indipendent way, out there alone.

Tell me what is the extraordinary behaviour like.

Acting extraordinarily is thinking different, acting different and telling a different story. It is being weird, strange, unrelated and breaking that shape that defines yourself. Extraordinary people do not think outside of the box, they live in a world where boxes do not exist.

Walking the path nobody has ever walked yet is extraordinary; not just breaking rules nor shaping them because new times have come.

The extraordinary place is not the place of "well done" nor of "huge contribution": talent, effort, patience and constance are enough for a good job.

Only the brave lives in an extraordinary place and may feel the slight and unbearable vibration of the extraordinariness, because for him, rules haven't been written yet.

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