Have you ever been told something so many times about yourself that you now accept it as true? Over the years, many people have told me that I have an extreme mentality, now I accept it.

There are two sides to every story. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. When it’s day time on one side of the world, it’s the middle of the night on the other. This explains me perfectly.

Rather than being average and thinking about being a part of the status quo, I’ve learned over the decades that I end up on one end of the spectrum or the other – rarely am I in the middle. There are many of pros and cons that come with this…

Learning Yourself

As an author, not many people would seek out the most insulting reviews for a book they just published, I did. But why?

At the bottom of my About Me page you’ll find the results of all my personality tests I’ve taken:

  1. StrengthFinders
  2. Myers-Briggs
  3. DISC
  4. Jungian Archetype

Knowing yourself better than you know other people; or other people knowing you is the key to being that much more successful in the real world!

Pros

By me being extreme and having high expectations for myself and others, there are many great things that come from it:

  • Do whatever you want, when you want, and how you want to do it
  • Constantly attract Big Thinkers into your life
  • Differentiate yourself from the status quo
  • Pursuit of being an outlier
  • Allow a space for your creativity to flourish

Cons

There are obviously negatives for having an extreme mentality:

  • Non stop work ethic
  • Have high expectations of yourself
  • Average people will always let you down
  • Status quo will insult you until you quit, give in to normalcy, or win
  • There’s not that many Big Thinkers out there for you to comfortably surround yourself with
  • Isolation feelings because people are too conformed to accept your ideas

Challenge

Don’t be extreme in every area of your life. Just find one small thing to go extreme in. For instance, if you’re a runner, do a full sprint for as long as you can in pursuit of a 4 minute mile. Anything, go extreme and watch your results unfold!


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