The Definition of Amazing

I’d put money on the bet that the definition of amazing varies as much as any variable in the physical universe.  What constitutes an amazing life, an amazing career, an amazing passion or hobby, or even an amazing family or relationship just might depend more on your relationship to the word and your perspective than it does the actual circumstances involved.

An amazing relationship or career could be turned on its ear in a second if that relationship or that career is thrown into question.  Working for a company whose values don’t align with your own, being fired, being assigned a project or problem that pushes you outside of your comfort zone might suffice.  Finding out that your partner has been cheating on you, or isn’t as authentic as you initially perceived them to be might just be enough.

“Amazing” changes with our perspective.  We can let things be more consistently amazing by either understanding more about them (motivations in relationships, business, or politics, the underlying science or process behind a product or service, the precious and vulnerable act of attempting), or by removing our ego from the equation.

Amazing isn’t about us.  Amazing is what’s happening, why it’s happening, and who it’s happening to or for.

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