When I was young, I thought of remarkable as meaning extraordinary, exceptional, amazing and wonderful. My life, like so many others, was changed forever by a remarkable event. I saw a grainy black and white image of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon – that’s what I secretly wanted to do. I wanted to leave an imprint that will be remembered forever, like Neil’s footprint on the moon.
Remarkable is actually defined as ‘worthy of attention’.
Now I think my life is exactly that, worthy of attention – my attention. And the more attention I pay to the way I live my life, who I’m being and what I’m doing, then the more remarkable I and my life become – to me. And more joyful and more mindful and more creative…
Is your life worthy of your attention? Your full attention?
So many of us get so busy doing stuff, (often other people’s stuff) – just going through the motions – that we don’t really pay enough attention to what we’re doing or where we’re going with our lives or careers.
We tend to find the things we really want to do for ourselves are always at the bottom of the list. Sometimes they don’t even make the list, they moulder away in a back drawer of our mind or heart, losing the will to live.
My dream as a child was to be a writer. This dream survived the dream to be a green grocer, an astronaut (of course), and a biochemist. For a long, long time my dream lost its way in the unremarkable life I was living. Finally, the growing frustration with where I was and what I was doing and how I was doing it, refused to be silent. A conversation with two good friends about this itch helped me realise I was not alone. Then, I started to pay some real attention.
Now I’ve never met anyone who intentionally aspires to mediocre. Have you? For many of us, it just happens. I didn’t want my life to just happen around me anymore. I came to the conclusion I needed to stop finding excuses and get on with living my life to my own agenda.
Your life belongs to you; everything you think, feel, do and believe matters – and that’s what counts.
When did you last take some time to think about what’s really important to you – in life and business? Is it time to dust off those dreams and take a real step toward making them a reality?
For me, the first steps in becoming aware, to start living my conscious life, was to think about what was and is important to me. Then I began to imagine that new dream future with intent. And I started to take small actions to move the dream up the priority list and make it happen. My dream to be a writer is now a reality, my remarkable reality.
So, if you’re ready to find that remarkable life, start by downloading and completing the 3 exercises HERE.
Let me help you take a shortcut, to take a step in the right direction and get 1-2-3 steps closer to a remarkable you; the you that you know you can be.
Have a remarkable life.
Thanks for reading
Breathing While Drowning is the story of a young woman with impossible dreams, who wished for a remarkable life and got exactly what she wished for – just delivered in a way she could never have imagined, a whole new world of hurt, anger and loneliness, joy, triumph and love.
If you’d like to read more about remarkable life lessons including resilience, courage and optimism in my upcoming book: Breathing While Drowning – One Woman’s Quest for Wholeness? then send me a note HERE to receive notification of the book launch. I’ll keep you updated semi-regularly on the publication progress.