Daniel shares the following story in the conversation:
There's the so called ordinary day to day life in which really extraordinary moments happen, and can we be present to them. And that reminds me of a story. True story. I think Napoleon Hill shared this.
Back in the day, I mean, I think in some states, they still pump the gas for you. But in most states, they don't. So it was one of those gas stations where you pulled up, you get out and somebody comes up and fills the tank for you.
In this story, there was a young boy who watched this man pull up, get out of his car, give the instruction to the guy to fill the gas tank and then go into the store. It turns out, the man never said a word to this young boy. And this young boy did not interact with him in any direct way. And yet, as he grew up and became an adult, (and he was going nowhere at the speed of life when this happened), he turned his life around just because of a moment of being exposed to this person.
So that was an extraordinary moment that resulted in this boy growing up to be an extraordinary person in the way that he changed the life of 1000s of people in his community, did lots of philanthropic work, became very successful, so that he could help people. And that man who came into the gas station transformed that boy's life just because of how he showed up.
That might be the kind of thing we wouldn't normally think about, like maybe we're just shopping, and because of who we are in that moment, we might change lots of lives.
So you're about the business of living the thing that you know is yours to do. And you've stayed in the inquiry long enough to be clear, "this is mine to do" and then you're going about the business of doing that...that is an extraordinary life... that you even asked the question is extraordinary, that you stayed with the question is extraordinary, that you're attempting to live it is extraordinary.