When was the last time you did something remarkable? Maybe you recently graduated from school, or you happened to do exceptionally well on a project at work, or you may have even wrote 30 articles in 30 days. Whatever it is you’ve done in the past, the world is full of new opportunities to do something amazing. Every day, people are doing truly remarkable things. It is an active decision whether we want to participate or not.
Doing things that are remarkable takes effort. The more things we do, the greater the chance we do something noteworthy. Since effort is one of the few things we can control, we have direct control over our remarkability. By effort here, I’m talking about deliberate practice in one area. Through effort we improve our ability. As an example, by the 100th time I’ve written an article, it’s probably going to be better than the 10th one because those 89 entries in between were all opportunities to improve. So roughly, through quantity comes quality.
With this in mind, my goal in 2016 is to do as many remarkable things as possible. From learning new concepts or tools, like machine learning and React, to building new software, there are so many possibilities in technology alone. Any single idea has the potential to be life changing. Just a simple program can potentially be used to save countless hours of productivity. Therefore, I’m going to learn and create as much as (sanely) possible. As long as it’s enjoyable, there is no reason not to. Perhaps I’ll do something remarkable.
Published on 4/4/2016 6:03:37 AM