But extraordinary contribution is rare. It’s when we surprise the system, and perhaps ourselves, by showing up with something unexpected, fart beyond the common standard. […] Extraordinary contribution changes no just the recipient but the giver as well.*
Pain and joy, belief and unbelief, agony and ecstasy go together.
When something really good comes along, it is likely that it not only changes things for those who are open to it but has already radically altered the person bringing it.
It’s what makes life life.
(*From Seth Godin’s blog: What is extraordinary contribution worth?)