Be Outrageous….

17 11 2008

“Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”


If you haven’t read Robert White’s book “Living an Extraordinary Life” you are missing out on some great personal development tips.

How many times as kids did we have such great imaginations, great ideas about what we wanted to do wih our lives, great moments of complete freedom and living out loud, only to be scolded by an adult and told to be more quiet?

Then as we got older we learned from our experiences all to well and came to the conclusion that living out loud was not okay to do.  And yet, deep down you know there is more to you that wants to be outrageous and live an extraordinary life in a way you found as a child.

The part of personal development I love the most is when I see an adult reach deep within themselves and emerge with this sense of freedom that they really can live an extraordinary life.  One in which they are in control of what they want to do. No longer dictated by the conditions that were placed on them as children. It is such a great moment to see the light come back into their eyes!

We can all have these moments.  We spend too much of our time being worried about looking foolish, failing, not being taken seriously, but secretly we admire those who can live this way.  Do we see them as foolish? All it takes is just one change of thought, one moment to jump in without looking back, one idea that comes to life, and in the end “the rewards are a life that is full and rich and even extrordinary!”

Here’s to living out loud!

heather browning





2 responses

5 12 2008

I absolutely agree with you :-). Who was it who said, “A great man is he who has the heart of a child.” It is such a shame that so many of us loose our childhood sense of wonder, forget the magic and the mystical, and somehow think we are better for it. Thank you for an interesting post :-).

Hilliard & Croft

Most Beautiful Princess

6 12 2008
heather browning

Thank you for your comment. I love the quote you added. I love being around children and watching them laugh and act anyway they wish with no regards to looking foolish. I believe they all can keep us young.

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