In this life you have two choices: learn to love the ordinary or work towards becoming extraordinary. The former is okay if that’s what brings you joy. Who am I to say that sameness isn’t right for you just because it isn’t right for me? However, I am a firm believer that each of us has a moral obligation to live up to our full potential, to use our God-given talents to become the best versions of ourselves so that we can better the world around us by showing others how to do the same.
Wasted potential is a tragedy. It’s like being hungry and not buying food to feed yourself because it took too much effort to reach into your pocket for the cash to pay for it. It’s there, you have the funds, but decide it takes too much effort so you’ll go hungry instead. If that sounds silly to you, I invite you to look at the ordinary things in your life that you wished were better. You have the potential to realize your dreams, but for some reason, you decide it takes too much effort to reach them. It’s the same thing!
To live a remarkable life, you must believe that you’re both capable AND deserving of remarkable things. Many times we convince ourselves that the success we want isn’t achievable. That it takes somebody else with more talent, potential, money, know-how, or whatever other excuses you tell yourself to live a remarkable life.
It’s important to note that being remarkable isn’t about owning a yacht, a mansion, or driving a 7-figure car. No, being remarkable is about living on YOUR terms. It’s about living the life that brings YOU joy. It’s about being the best version of yourself so that you can do more to help the world around you.
While the road to being remarkable is different for all of us, here are a few things you can do to make sure you reach it.
- Face Your Fears
- Be Bold
- Find Your Passion
- Help Others
- Be an Open Book
- Be Honest
- Be a Seeker of Wisdom
- Take Risks
What else can you add? What does it mean to be remarkable to you?