Finding Your Greatness!
Everyone Has It, Many Never Find It
For one to be truly great, they must make a contribution to the world. They must create, solve, change, discover…something. Something that others appreciate.
Your greatness is your distinct or unique way of providing value to others.
Make a list of things you are passionate about, things that inspire you
Every one of us has something that we are passionate about. These are things that inspire us, make us feel good or proud, these things excite us and give us energy. Passion precedes greatness!
Do you think Michael Jordan was passionate about basketball? Do you think Bill Gates was passionate about computers? Do you think Martin Luther King was passionate about racial equality?
Not all of your passions will produce your path to greatness. The key is finding a passion that inspires you and has the potential to create value for others. Value can mean solving a problem or doing or creating something that helps others.
Create a vision that helps others and utilizes your passion
You have to see it, before you can believe it and before others can see it too. You also need to think it through. Your greatness will not happen by accident. It will take planning.
What is it that you want to do? Why do you want to do it? What do you need to know in order to get started? Where can you obtain the information that you need? What resources do you need? How can you get those resources? What is the first step? When can you take the first step? Who will benefit from your action? Why will it matter to you and to them?
Greatness starts with passion and action requires vision…a plan. Don’t get into a hurry. Take time to create a plan.
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” — Businessman Joel A Barker
Think about the great people you have heard of. If they had never taken action, do you think you would have heard about them?You don’t have to know all of the actions that you need to take in order to succeed, all you need to know is the first step you can take. Then, the second step you can take and so on. Keep moving forward, one step at a time.
Learn Until You Succeed
Learn by doing, it is the best way. It is completely okay to learn as you go. The world’s most amazing discoveries came about this way: the lightbulb, combustible engine, WD-40, etc…
When starting something new, it is normal to hit some bumps. When you fail, take time to learn from it, keep going, success is still possible. If you are truly passionate about what you are doing, you should enjoy the journey. If you are not enjoying the journey, that may be a sign that you need to try something else.
KEEP MOVING FORWARD
In this world, there is an abundance of opportunity. Keep believing in yourself. There is room for you, there is room for your ideas and for what you want to do. There are people who need you and they are looking for your offer. Put it in front of them!
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