Five Ways to Live an Extraordinary Life

The words Live on Purpose cut out on pieces of paper and pinnedFive Ways to Live an Extraordinary Life
Doug Addison

The New Year’s holiday is a great time for people to examine their life. Many are unfulfilled and wonder how to live a unique, extraordinary life. Let me show you five proven ways to live life to the fullest.

My story
What makes you unique is not only the way you were created, but also the way you were raised and your past experiences. It’s not always the people with the right upbringing, education or status who actually make it in life.

I used to think that I could not be successful because I did not go to college.  I grew up in an area of the country that placed a high value on hiring people with college degrees, as opposed to the right person for the job. That was a tremendous obstacle for me to get past, but when I stopped letting it hold me back and started focusing on the uniqueness of how God created me, I became successful at nearly everything I did.

Living an extraordinary life because YOU are extraordinary
An extraordinary life begins by recognizing why you were created. Since we were all uniquely created for a purpose, let’s look deeper into why we were created.

1. You were created uniquely by God, if for no other reason than to be loved by Him. You don’t have to repay God for the life that has been given to you. It simply brings God pleasure to give you life. It is important to realize that God is not angry with you nor does He hate you. First John 4:16 says “God is love”. An extraordinary life relishes in God’s love and the life He has already given you.

2. You were created to function as part of a community. You need other people: friends, family, co-workers to stay spiritually, emotionally and relationally healthy. And they need you as well (see Romans 12:4-5). An extraordinary life connects special people, creating an environment for us to enjoy and help each other.

3. You were created to grow and mature. Unfortunately many people go to school to learn, and when they get out they stop learning. We were created by God to continually improve and grow. Committing yourself to continual improvement will help you advance in your destiny much faster (Philippians 3:12-14). By growing, you will become more and more extraordinary by design.

4. You were created to contribute to something greater than yourself. Contribution is a major component of our human needs. When you reach out beyond yourself, you connect with the very extraordinary nature of God in you (Luke 10:30-37).

5. You were ultimately created to find and fulfill your purpose and destiny in life. (Ephesians 2:10). Finding your destiny and purpose is a journey or process that, if you make it a priority, you will find a way to get there. Doing nothing at all brings you to a destiny of dissatisfaction and feelings of failure. Destiny and purpose are the things that you were created by God to do and accomplish.

Your extraordinary destiny
God has a high calling and purpose for everybody, especially you. By operating in your high calling, you will be living an extraordinary life.

Learn more
If you’d like to learn more about your destiny and purpose, please check out my online store by clicking here, where you can find tons of material that will help you on your way. Enjoy your new journey with God in 2015! May this be your greatest year yet!







Doug Addison

Doug Addison is a prophetic dream interpreter, speaker, writer, Life Coach, and stand-up comedian. Doug travels the world bringing a message of love, hope, and having fun! His unique style helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. Doug is an award-winning author of seven books. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.

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    Loved it Doug, that got shared for sure! Thanks for who you are and what you do.

    • Lea
    • January 4, 2015

    Full-time missionaries working in many nations for over 30 years. Raised 4 kids. I feel that are living in the wrong place and I don’t know why God has not moved us out of here yet. I’ve been so depressed and down. It’s not the relationships here that we would love to fellowship with. Why ?

    • Susanne
    • January 1, 2015


    I have been reading your books and just started getting your e-mails. Thank you for these words of wisdom! God bless you for your obedience to Him. May He bless you as you bless others. Happy and prosperous 2015.

    • Joy Benavidez
    • January 1, 2015

    I was touched by your message that we need to find a way to be able to do our purpose ! This is a confirmation to me. Shalom.

    • Rachel
    • January 1, 2015

    Happy New Year Doug.
    Thanks for the wake up call at such a time and season. I always wait with bated breath for the word and this could not have come at a better time. Shalom and much blessing to you and your family.

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