Are any of you familiar with Gypsy? I'm guessing not enough of you. I have spoken to no less than 10 people in my work, personal, and personal-work life this week where I really just needed to sit them down with these strippers:
Everyone wants to be special. In fact, I was just reading a book the other day that suggested the main reason people get married is because they need someone to think they are special – and marriage made that more likely long-term. What book? Hmm… Tangent.
But anyway, that's not what I'm really talking about. Living "globally" as we do today, you will be hard pressed to find someone who can't do everything you can do BETTER. That's right! My guess is no one reading this blog is that special. Luckily, the key to being successful in life really has more to do with being unique than it does being good at anything.
We have a whole clown car here at City Coach with athletes who run stairs, win subway riding records, athletes that break world records on treadmills, athletes who ride their bike 100 miles in circles once a year. Ultra-marathon runners, ultra-ultra marathon runners in costume.. The list goes on. Are they special? Heck yes. Why? Because they realized someone else was better at everything else they did. So, they found a different way to do some of those things. They made themselves special. Here's a quick cheat sheet on how to become special yourself:
1. Pick one of your favorite activities.
2. Recognize that you're just not that great at it. Maybe you're good – but you're not the best. If if you were the best at one time. You aren't now.
3. Consider all the different elements that make up that activity.
4. Change or enhance one or two elements. Play with some combinations. Think about it mathematically.
5. Find entertainment, celebrity, or monetary value in making those changes.
I swear this will help you at work, racing and everywhere you want to be special.
Your special friend,