NOTE: If you can’t see the embedded video, read the article, and I’ll click the link at the end of the article.
Today I was stopped in my tracks by an article that was a lot different than I expected. It’s in praise of being unremarkable and I think it has some valid points.
To quickly summarize, the author points out that not everyone should choose to flower “rainbow bombs” or pursue other lofty dreams, that instead they can choose the unremarkable. As someone who is following his passion, I didn’t think this would resonate with me at all – but it did. It made me think about the power of choice, and in finding meaning in whatever we are doing. The remarkable nature of everything is there, we just have to look for it, sometimes right in front of us, and sometimes more deeper.
Finding your why – your purpose – your meaning, and then working for that can be rewarding and, dare I say, remarkable. When I coach people, I encourage them to find THEIR why, and then work towards that. That’s the end of days. That’s your legacy. What legacy do you want to leave?
I have 2 brothers who I love and admire greatly. They both have 2 children, and do more traditional jobs than I do. One is a public school teacher, and one is a salesman. They both work really hard, and they are really good at what they do. They are amazing guys – and amazing men – and their legacy will be their children.
Every choice they make, they think about their children first. And for that, I stand in awe of them. For their choices, and for being glad to make those choices. Not begrudgingly, not because they have to, but because they WANT to. They are great dads, and I know their children, and the world, will be better for the work they have put into their families.
That my friends is remarkable, and that is inspiring to me.
If you’re doing work you are proud to do, then you too are remarkable my friend. If you choose to do what you have to do, and you do it well, then you are remarkable. Embrace what you do. Love it all up. Find what’s passionate in what you do, and follow that.
You don’t have to be me and be an entrepreneur to be remarkable. You have a choice – and neither is wrong. But please – choose. And then move forward, passionately.
Couldn’t watch the video? Here is the video about the choices we make about remarkability.