I think it was just last Monday that was the D-day for New Year’s resolutions. I’ve been ‘white-knuckling’ my own.

But I think that as most who do make resolutions it is because they want better for themselves. I know that I want to be a better version of who I am.

I want to be an extraordinary version of myself; The woman who chooses to take better care and makes better choices for me.

I believe we can choose to be extraordinary. We can choose to not conform to the conventions that were taught to us.

We get caught up in the day to day of needing to pay the bills and keeping up that we sometimes forget; who we are is a choice.
Yes, it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be astonishing. Because those whom we see as ‘extraordinary’ have chosen a way of being. It’s like the Nike slogan, you may be familiar with simply put, ‘Just Do It’. That’s really saying that showing up is most of the battle.

We’ve got to strive hard and not be afraid of failure. I know that I’ve been stopped by the fear of failure.

As Edison said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”. I think it’s really a mindset; we have to decide we’re going to do things differently.

But I believe people can choose to be who they want to be. It is a choice. Yes, I think it’s possible for everyday people to choose to be astonishing.

But I think you set to simply have to decide. Well, it’s quite a bit like the Nike slogan, Just Do It!