How can someone become “remarkable”?

To help you make your life and career remarkable, we asked life and career coaches this question for their best insights. From making changes and not excuses to learning something new every day, there are several life and career tips that may help guide and drive anyone who chooses to achieve remarkable success with their life and career.

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Here are 11 life and career tips for becoming remarkable :

  • Make Changes Not Excuses
  • Compete Exclusively With Yourself to Improve
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Fail
  • Do What You Love as Much as Possible
  • Learn Not To Become Your Own Hindrance
  • Avoid Procrastination
  • Plan Less and Do More
  • Propagate Change and Progress as Part of Your Life
  • Surround Yourself With People Who Share Your Passion
  • Speak Up and Stand Up for Yourself and Others
  • Learn Something New Every Day
How to Be Remarkable: 11 Life and Career Tips
How to Be Remarkable: 11 Life and Career Tips

Make Changes Not Excuses

Everyone has bad habits but what separates a remarkable person from the rest is their willingness to combat them. Poor habits become that way for two reasons, the unwillingness to recognize them, and the excuses we make not to face them. 

Taking a self-inventory, being brutally honest about your shortcomings, and setting up a plan to take them on in order to change, will set you on a path to becoming remarkable. By combatting the embarrassment and sometimes shame associated with poor habits, and then making efforts to change, you can become the hero of your own story. It is important to remember that remarkable people take action to make a difference, whereas the rest make excuses.

Anthony Puopolo, Rex MD


Compete Exclusively With Yourself to Improve

One piece of advice for someone who wants to become remarkable is to focus on self-competition. Rather than constantly comparing ourselves with our competitors, the most authentic road to excellence is to view our past self as our main competition. Becoming remarkable is only possible if we’re deeply honest with ourselves, and focused on becoming the best version of ourselves. Look at who you were yesterday as an invitation to be even better. This mindset is crucial because it helps us to build small, consistent and humble habits, which is the most effective, authentic and balanced method of investing in ourselves.

Stephan Baldwin, Assisted Living Center


Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

In life, people tend to fall into the trap of being afraid to fail. But why do people fear failure? Sure, failing can be hard, especially if you fail at something you really care about, but it means that you tried something.  In reality, it is the fear of failure that actually keeps people from growing and trying new things. For somebody to become “remarkable”, they have to be brave and take risks that other people won’t, even if that means failing in the attempt. Those that embrace failure learn from their mistakes, quickly become more experienced, and gain much more confidence.

David Ring, MCT – Trading

Do What You Love as Much as Possible

This is an unpopular opinion, but I truly believe that to be “remarkable” you need to be doing something you love and do it as much as possible. You can never be remarkable at something you hate, that is just a recipe for burnout. Find what you love about your work, and do more of it. Find what challenges you in your work, and do more of it.  This is about defining what drives you, and leaning into it, rather than comparing yourself to competitors. By creating your own standards and values around work, you will have a more sustainable relationship to your work. This will help you stand out and have longevity, which is pretty remarkable if you ask me.

Gates Little, altLINE Sobanco


Learn Not To Become Your Own Hindrance

Often, those who want to be remarkable can have big goals and be ambitious about accomplishing them. However, when things start to go our way, it’s possible that imposter syndrome and self-sabotage can creep up on us when we least expect it. To truly achieve remarkable things, it’s essential to be aware of the times when we can get in our own way, and take any necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t affect our progress.

Marc Roca, 4WD Life


Avoid Procrastination

To succeed in your career or studies and life in general, you must wage war against procrastination. It would be best if you kept yourself on a schedule that will keep you productive. If you succumb to procrastination, you’ll be cramming until the deadline. This goes on and on, and you’ll eventually be worn down and feel unmotivated. Replace your habit of chronic procrastination by setting a daily goal for yourself. Reward yourself for every task you finish. Over time, you’ll learn that starting a task earlier will reap significant rewards.

Debbie Meeuws, Nature’s Arc Organic


Plan Less and Do More

Plan less and do more. Planning and executing are not the same thing. We tend to plan a lot of things that we never see through. To have a remarkable life, focus on the most important things. Instead of trying to achieve a dozen goals at the same time, commit to one. Execution begins with focus. We need to ask ourselves “what course of action will take me closer to my goal?” and take action.

John Cheng, Baotris

Propagate Change and Progress as Part of Your Life

Being remarkable is possible only when who you are as a person impacts the lives of others too, which is why propagating change and progress should always be a part of what you do. When you influence others, either by guiding and teaching them or even through the choices you make, you are able to create a path where you are no longer walking alone. With every bit of knowledge and experience you have gained, you are now able to add to the lives of others, and this is what makes a person remarkable.

Konstantin Kuligin, K5 Mortgage


Surround Yourself With People Who Share Your Passion

It takes a village to become “remarkable.” People not close to you only see the results, not the work, so the journey remains a mystery. A part of that journey to rise in your field is surrounding yourself with people who share your passion and build their careers alongside you. Unless you have a mentor who can snap their fingers and move mountains for you, you’ll need peers in your life to lift each other up in the hard times and grow side by side in your industry. There are scores of people with immense talent who will not reach their potential because they did not invest in these relationships. Behind every success story are people who were there for them along the way through thick and thin.

Oliver Zak, Mad Rabbit

Speak Up and Stand Up for Yourself and Others

Don’t be afraid to speak up, whether it is for yourself or for others. People who are truly remarkable take action, want to make a change, and fight to be heard. They speak even when others won’t. When you don’t express your opinion, no one will know it. When you don’t share your doubts, you can’t expect anyone to consider them. And, finally– when you say nothing, you deprive yourself of a chance to be noticed. No action brings no change, which is a crucial factor contributing to becoming remarkable.

Agata Szczepanek, Resume Now


Learn Something New Every Day

My best tip for someone trying to become remarkable is to learn something new every day. An individual gains perspective by learning something new every day. New views in one area of thinking give way to new observations and ideas in other areas. Learning and passing on this information to others is sure to spark conversation with them too.

Sheila Busheri, Universal Diagnostic Laboratories



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