be remarkable

I was watching an old TED talk by Seth Godin yesterday where he was talking about getting people’s attention.

His primary context is marketing but I think what he was talking about transfers into pretty much any context where you want people to engage or listen or pay attention.  His advice:

Be remarkable.

Of course ‘remarkable’ has come to mean amazing, great, cool or whatever superlative you want to use but remarkable also means ‘worthy of remark’.

Shouldn’t what we do be worth talking about?

Shouldn’t our preaching or worship at the very least be ‘remarkable’?

Shouldn’t our work with young people be at the very least ‘remarkable’?