When we think of someone “great”, we usually look to others around us, or perhaps someone who has made their mark in the world. Someone we admire, or someone who did something remarkable. This week, I challenge you to remember that each of us has greatness inside. What is your greatness? What do others see when they see you? Greatness comes in many different shapes and sizes. It looks different to everyone. Greatness is showing compassion or daring to take a risk. Greatness is the person who showed wisdom and helped another avoid disaster. Greatness is a role model to others, or a helper when needed. What is your greatness? What makes you unique? What gifts do you have to give the world? Is your kindness? Your service? Your commitments? Your humor? Your strength? Your ability to learn? Your ability to teach? See yourself through the eyes of those who care most about you and embrace those things that make you special. When you do, you invite other people to do the same. You lead by example – and the world needs more of that.
Something to Think About
It’s easy to look at others and see greatness, but why it is so hard for some to look inside and see their own greatness?
Reach out to at least ten people this week and let them know the things you admire about them. They can be clients, mentors, family members or friends. Consciously create a focus on the greatness around you and you’ll be rewarded with more examples of greatness. (Don’t you just love the law of attraction?)
Word of Wisdom
Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. ? William Shakespeare
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ? Mark Twain
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. ? Albert Einstein
Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else. ? Judy Garland
No one has ever achieved greatness without dreams.” Roy T. Bennett