The beginning of a new month, a new season often stirs the promise of change in certain elements of our lives. “This is a good time to eat better and get more exercise”, ” I am going to get up an hour earlier every day and read a good book and make my lunch”, I need to listen to him/her more – things could be so much better”, ” I am going to volunteer”, “I am going to find love”, ” I am going to change things” First, let me tell you that you are remarkable, or at least remarkable is waiting to bloom in your life. Remarkable people live remarkable lives by recognizing their strengths and using them to strengthen themselves and others. That stirring that you are feeling is the remarkable you trying to break out of the mediocrity that the world tries to convince us is the best we can be. Every day we hear messages from big government, big business, big media, big charity that tell us “don’t worry your silly little head about that, we will take care of it.” In most cases the Big can’t, won’t and shouldn’t be responsible for actions, tasks, services that we are able to look after ourselves. To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, ” I believe every person, given the opportunity and circumstances will take care of herself, his family and her community. But we need to let the remarkable you out, into the world where your small actions can make a big difference (in your life and those around you). Today’s challenge is to take a risk – take a small step or better yet a series of small steps towards the change you are seeking (even if it isn’t fully formed or understood yet). Taking action is always better than doing nothing. If the first step is a misstep or doesn’t quite hit the mark, we can adjust, amend, reverse but if we sit on our couch waiting for amazing to arrive – it will be a long wait and we won’t learn what the next step in the journey should be. I urge you accept the challenge and tell others how you did by jotting a comment. Next post will be about how you can fuel the journey with your passion. Make Today Remarkable and tell us how you did.