When You Talk About Wanting to Achieve Greatness

Greatness isn’t a status. It’s an attitude.

Greatness is not one particular thing you achieve. It’s the consistency with which you maintain momentum heading towards your goal.

It is measured by the focus you apply to perfecting the details. It’s magnified by the speed and sincerity with which you apologize for your mistakes along the way.

Great men do not usually achieve greatness

It is the small and insignificant person, unwilling to give up on his ideals, who is most likely to achieve that status.

Greatness demands hunger and resolve.

You must be willing to change anything and everything in the pursuit of it.

Ego is a limitation

So too is anything less than superhuman effort.

So when you talk about wanting to achieve greatness, make sure you know what you’re wishing for.

Greatness is a magnificent destination but a lonely journey.

Originally published at danwaldschmidt.com on March 16, 2017.

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