Seth Godin recently reminded me about the idea of Being REMARKABLE. What really is Remarkable? Webster's defines remarkable as "notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary. Worthy of notice or attention."
It's what you remember. What you talk about. What you retweet. What you share.
Normal is normal.... Normal service. Normal restaurant. Normal concert. Normal conference. Normal phone call. Normal delivery. Normal work.
Remarkable is the add on. The extra. "But what really blew me away was _______." As Seth says, remarkable is "the extra that goes in that blank, the more than what you had to do."
Being remarkable means others talk about it. They make remarks- the remark on you, a product, a service, an experience. They remember it.
It's being exceptional. Beyond the norm. Unusual.
Remarkable may cost more, add more work to the plate, require more effort, but it's worth it.
Is your organization remarkable? Your Church? Your business? Your family? You personally?
What recently "blew you away" or was "extraordinary" or "memorable" beyond the norm?