Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.
Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.
March 26, 1904: Ever wonder who first uttered the New Age proclamation: Follow your bliss? It was Joseph Campbell, mythologizer of the myth, who was born 109 years ago today.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
The arrival of another year is a time for reflection. What did I do, what did I not do? Time please slow down; there’s so much I want and need to do.
One year, one month, one day, one change at a time.
I have a bad habit of wanting to do too many things all at once. In a way, I feel that I’m busy, and I love that feeling because I feel that I’m productive. But sometimes that gets overwhelming, and I’m actually less focused and inconsistent since I’m spread so thin. Small steps, big changes.
Change, like happiness, is not a destination or a switch to be flipped but a never-ending process. We achieve the life we desire when we begin living in the moment, for the moment. So as much as it is doing, it is being. So enjoy the transformation in the pursuit of happiness. With this mindset, we can do anything.
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.
Life is a dream
I believe in dreams. Without dreams, I would be lost. I am a planner who stores their dreams just waiting for the right moment to transpire, so it can finally become a reality.
The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
Being a Remarkable Human Being
- Live Your Own Life
There is nothing remarkable about someone who is constantly trying to be like other people. Be yourself and be the best you that you can possibly be.
- Be Authentic
Mean the things you say and do. Authenticity is not very common these days but when it is there, it shines through your words and actions and is very powerful for creating bonds with others.
- Come Up With Your Own Sayings
Come up with your own quirky and original sayings. People will take notice and it may even catch on. By coming up with your own original sayings you stand out from everyone else who just uses clichés.
- Leave Others Better Than You Found Them
Make it a habit to leave people in a better state then you found them. Happier, healthier, stronger, wealthier. This is a major way of being remarkable.
- Help People Without Wanting Anything In Return
Volunteer to help other people out. Give some of your time, money or resources to help a fellow human being and expect absolutely nothing in return.
- Don’t Try To Be Perfect
Be creative and abstract instead of trying to live up to other people’s expectation of perfect. You can achieve great and beautiful things without them living up to the general consensus of perfect.
- Face Your Fears
People who avoid things because they are scared will never be remarkable. Face your fears and conquer them. Do you think Lance Armstrong would have been remarkable if he had given up cycling after he had cancer?
- Take The Plunge
Be that person who does what others won’t do. If others are too scared to attempt something that you are not scared to do, just go out and do it with all your passion and energy.
- Question The Norm
Just because something is done by millions of people around the world in a certain way does not mean it is the right or the only way to do something. Question the norm and don’t be afraid to do something differently.
- Expose Yourself
Get up on stage or in front of people. Risk putting your ideas and creativity out in public, available for criticism and humiliation.
- Start Your Own Tribe
Be a leader instead of a follower. Build up a community or tribe of like minded people who will follow you and use your power to make a difference for the better in this world.
- Say NO To Things
If something goes against your principles or you don’t really want it, say NO. You might risk offending some people, but most will respect you for having strong boundaries and sticking to them.
- You Are Enough
Have the mindset that you have all the assets to be remarkable. You have talent and you have a gift. Share it with the world.
- Be Optimistic
Optimism and smiles are contagious. Make the world a happy and positive place.
- Be confident
Know what you want and be confident that you are going to get it. I think that all remarkable people share the trait of confidence.
- Be Humble
Arrogance and vanity are not traits to associate with people you respect and think highly of. No matter how good, famous or wealthy you are, stay humble with both feet on the ground.
- Create something that brings joy to other peoples lives
Art, a painting, a video clip, a film, a song, a poem, a book and so on and so forth. Be artistic and express your talent in a form that it can be shared with everyone without the expectation of getting rich from it. It’s your gift to the world.
- Start a movement
People look for a leader, someone who takes charge and takes initiative. Someone who has good intentions and wants to make a big change for the better. Be that leader and start a movement to change something that is not right in this world.
- Push the limits (break a record)
If you can do something that nobody else has been able to achieve, then you will not only get noticed but you will certainly be remarkable. You may just be the psychological inspiration for many others to get past the level that was always thought of as unbreakable.
- Think Better
Be a step ahead of everyone else. Think faster, better or more efficiently.
- Don’t Be Boring
One requirement of being remarkable is that you are not boring. Be original, fun and get things done.
- Stop Making Excuses
Either do something or don’t do it at all. Don’t be someone who always has excuses to stall doing something or justify why you didn’t do something.
- Never Settle For Average
Never be content with average or mediocrity. When other people give up and settle, carry on going and be better than them.
- Do What You Say
If people can rely on you and they know that when you say something that you will do it, you are well on your way to being remarkable. If you make a promise, keep it.
I think that there’s a lot to be thankful for. We’re alive right now. We are breathing. We are loved. Our lives are important. We have voices and stories and plans and dreams and ideas. We will wake up tomorrow to a day that has never been known. We are living a life that has never been lived. We are here for a reason. Things do change. Storms do pass. Life can be beautiful again. We have what it takes.
Too often people get stuck on what was or what could have been instead of looking at what might be and what will be. Life is always moving, it doesn’t stop or pause, you have to move with it.
The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day,
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.
It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth
in numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.
It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth
and of death, in ebb and in flow.
I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life.
And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.