Step #1 to Becoming Awesome:
Choose to be Awesome.
That’s it. Pretty straightforward. Before you can achieve your goal, you have to identify your goal. You have to step off the path of convention and habit and onto the path of your choice. All it takes is a little awareness of where you are compared to where you want to be.
Some of you have likely made this choice already, and are ready to talk strategy. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back, because the hardest part is done. (Though there is still plenty to do.)
For those of you still on the fence: make the choice now. You deserve it. You can do it.
If you are curious about the idea, but want to read a little more first before committing, that’s fine. Everyone has to do things in their own way, and in their own time. But bookmark this page. Because when you are ready, you are going to have to come back to this step. It starts right here.
Now don’t misunderstand: people can do awesome things without intending to be Awesome. The most boring person in the world can have an incredible adventure. An ordinary person trapped in the rat race can still help a little old lady across the street in an act of thoughtful kindness, or can fully fund their Roth IRA in an act of great personal responsibility. A person who firmly embraces the mundane and rejects anything remotely interesting could still answer the door to find a military scientist who yells “The alien attack is underway, all we need to do is push the button on this box to blow up the mother ship but I followed Apple Maps and got separated from my squadron and I sprained my button-pushing finger so can’t do it myself, all you have to do is push this button right here and the human race will be saved!” And before they know it, they’ve done something extraordinary.
But doing awesome things isn’t the same as Being Awesome. Most of this blog is probably going to focus on extraordinary things to do. Strategies to explore that can enhance what you’ve already achieved. Gentle reminders to get up off your butt and do more, be more, experience more. Because those things are important. But without a goal, it will just be an isolated incident in your life. My own goal is to string those incidents together into a rich story that makes up my personal autobiography.
It begins with a choice. Make yours.