Those three words were on an advertisement for a new attraction in town, “Escape the Ordinary”. The brochure I had picked up caught my eye as I was getting out of my car.
“Escape” from what we do every day, “the Ordinary”.
I started thinking about that statement and realized, I don’t like it….at all. We do too much escaping the ordinary, don’t we?
We take vacations. We travel to new cities. We go on adventures. We go to theme parks. We do anything and everything to escape the “everyday” that we do. I mean, they’re good and everything, but what if we could do more? What if we could go up a notch, and instead of “Escaping the Ordinary” we “Change the Ordinary”?
Instead of living our life, as we feel society has boxed us in to thinking is the only way, that we instead fullfill our dreams. What if we at least tried? What if we are successful?
Will it be difficult? Yes, at times.
Will it be challenging? Yes, going against the grain is often harder and sometimes lonely.
Will it be worth it? YES, it will definitely be worth it.
That dream whispering to you during the “Ordinary” days? Listen to it. Since it’s whispering, you may have to listen hard but it’s trying to tell you something. It’s trying you tell you what life is really supposed to be about. It’s trying to tell you how you can help the world and satisfy that longing inside of you at the same time.
What’s your assignment? Easy. You have two choices…
You can sometimes “Escape the Ordinary”
You can “Change the Ordinary”