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‘To live above the common level of life’ means to strive for a life that transcends the ordinary or average, making conscious choices to elevate one’s experiences, contributions, and way of living beyond the norm.

  1. Personal Growth: Seeking continuous self-improvement through education, self-awareness, and personal development.
  2. Achievement: Setting and attaining higher goals, whether career, personal endeavors, or beneficial to society.
  3. Quality of Life: Pursuing passions, hobbies, and activities that bring joy and fulfillment.
  4. Values and Integrity: Living by a set of principles that guide one’s actions and decisions, aiming for a life of purpose and integrity, being a positive role model.
  5. Contribution: Making a positive impact on the lives of others and one’s community, making one’s life one’s sermon, giving back.

At a very young age, I decided two things: 1) I would always be on my own side, my self-talk would always be positive, encouraging and 2) I would live no ordinary life, I would live the Life Extraordinaire, I would Trip the Light Fantastic.

I wish the same for you and may you live all the days of your life.

Closing Quotes:

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin, 1903-1977

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Disclosure/(Confession?): I do not generally use AI but in researching this blog, ChatGPT summarized my thoughts so well that about 30 to 40% of the above I must attribute to AI.

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier