Wanting a remarkable life

Posted on June 13, 2021 by Stephanie Hessler

In order to strive for a remarkable life, you have to decide that you want one. -Debbie Millman

“But there hasn’t been one minute during this time that I haven’t wished I started sooner,” explained Debbie Millman, a design industry leader, in a 2013 commencement speech at San Jose University. “Imagine immensities. Don’t compromise and don’t waste time.” She encourages her audience to “Start now. Not twenty years from now. Not thirty years from now. Not two weeks from now. Now.”

Debbie Millman is also an author, educator, curator and host of the podcast Design Matters, one of the world’s first and longest running podcasts. Millman has interviewed nearly 500 artists, designers and cultural commentators over the past 14 years.

This week, I encourage you to consider, is it time to decide that you want a remarkable life?

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Very best,


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