Recently, I’ve had the pleasure to have a truly inspirational person visit me for a week in the Netherlands (cue to my MIA status on here).
And in that week’s time, I’ve learned so much, not only about myself, but about life in general – you could say I was inspired to no ends.
Now, let me explain a little bit on the background story with this quote by Bill Murray:
Friendship is so weird.. you just pick a human you’ve met and you’re like “yep I like this one” and you just do stuff with them
And that’s sort of what happened in October last year.
You meet someone by chance.
They’re on your frequency.
You soon start exchanging not only words, but your hopes, fears and dreams.
This person then inspires you to no end, because they make you curious about the world again – they challenge your world views, sometimes shaking up the already established status quo – they make you do a double take on the world, a double take on yourself and a double take on the relation you have to the world.
They make you want to be a better human, not even for superficial reasons.
And yet, you then look at them and realize that they too are just human.
Flaws and all.
And for that reason, you are both baffled and intrigued when you glean into their day to day.
Despite your admiration.
You know what you’re seeing is not perfection, but it’s a lot closer than what other people (you included) have achieved thus far.
Still, they’re like a mirror – reflecting back that it’s possible to achieve what you want to achieve.
And of course, this led me to wonder – if I should gather all of my idols and put them on a common denominator – what is it about these great figures that I absolutely admire? I started the exercise in my mind. Listing out all of the qualities that I truly admire from them and how much of it only took practice and perseverance.
So, in short, how to be amazing?
Know that it is possible to achieve what you want for yourself and go achieve it.