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  • Writer's pictureMick Scott

Tired of Selling Out for the Ordinary?

A client of mine is doing miraculous work in his relationships with his family.

Every little thing that happens - he’s learning to see ALL of it as a gift.

The kids are fighting? That’s a gift.

The kids won’t listen? That’s a gift.

He’s feeling frustrated and disrespected? That’s a gift.


However you think that looks or sounds, here’s the truth of it: my client is becoming an extraordinary father, and it's miraculous to witness.

You see…

It’s ordinary to get frustrated.

It’s ordinary to feel disrespected.

It’s ordinary to manipulate others to get what we want.

It’s ordinary to react from our emotions and leave casualties in our wake.


How else the ordinary shows up in our lives:

  • Gossiping

  • Complaining

  • Judging

  • Stressing

  • Working for the weekend

  • Avoiding discomfort

  • Not getting back to people

  • Indulging our urges

  • Distracting ourselves from important work

  • Looking for backdoor exits from our commitments

Here’s what people who work with me have in common: they’re tired of the ordinary.


When we’re ordinary, we sell out on ourselves and others. We sell out on what we’ve committed to. We sell out on our values. We sell out on what’s possible. We settle for the known discomfort of what’s probable.


Something else is possible, and it begins with our willingness to move beyond our habits of being ordinary.


Thanks so much for reading. 🙏❤️


P.S. As a transformational coach, I help people and organizations move beyond their self-imposed limitations to be their best and feel amazing. If you’re interested in finding out how I can support you or your organization, reach out and let’s talk. 💌


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