This is the kind of post that inspires me to just get on with it. Ordinary people complete an ironman course all the time. Surely I can finish an olympic distance triathlon!
One of the slogans/catchphrases for the SES is “ordinary people doing extraordinary things”.
I gave a speech at Toastmasters on Monday night about the Toastmasters Competent Leadership program. My opening was “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. I love that saying.”
My close was “Billy Joel said: “I am… merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.” Distinguish yourself by aspiring to excel. Don’t be a competent leader, be an extraordinary leader.”
Hmmm, sensing a bit of a theme here. Maybe it’s time for me to give that little bit extra in this area too.