The World Needs Your Greatness

Every day is an opportunity to impact another life. Every day you can leverage your greatness in the service of others.

Powerful people know their greatness. Confidence is contagious and wields an unseen force.

Because greatness can be defined in so many ways, I’m going to offer you my definition.

Greatness is the tenacity and determination to discover the
best version of you and use it in the service of others

Let’s break this down.

Tenacity and Determination

Another way you could say tenacity and determination is courage. Courage is the ability to push through difficult things.  Yes, even when you don’t feel like it.  Especially when you don’t feel like it.

When you’re building a greater life, expect setbacks, problems, and challenging moments. By no means am I implying that you should focus on these setbacks and challenges but understand that they are part of the game. When you level up your life, new bad guys will appear.

The difference between an amateur and a professional is a professional knows the challenges will come.

Many of the toughest battles you will face will be within the walls of your own heart and mind. They are unseen to neighbors, friends, or colleague.

As you persevere and go after a goal, others will ask you the secret to your success and you’ll find difficulty explaining it because it’s been a process, not a tactic.

They only see the front stage performance. The real secret was the back stage personal triumphs.

Discover the Best Version of You

Self-discovery is a journey. Each of us is born with innate and unique ways that we think and respond to situations and events (some positive and some are negative). You have unique talents, skills, and abilities. I believe you even have genius.

You have ways in which your choices and experiences make you unique. I also believe that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. With that heritage you were born for a mission, if you choose to accept it. God knows your greatness, you are only discovering it.

As you embark on the quest to discover the best version of you and use your unique identity to create value in the world around you, abundance on many levels will follow.

Perspective is an interesting thing. You don’t understand your true potential. You can’t see your complete worth and value, or what you’re completely capable of.  Now is the time to pick a direction and go.  It’s time to unleash your inner greatness.

Recent brain research on the science of neuroplasticity teaches us that the brain can change, at any age. This means that we can shape our minds, thoughts, and actions in ways that make us better.

While willpower, passion, and drive may get you going, your brain can actually change and create new habits of thinking that support the newer, better, and upgraded version of yourself. This means that momentum can be sustained and systematized. It’s not just a hope or a wish.  It can become a reality.

You can constantly be reinventing yourself and your potential isn’t capped by a ceiling.

It’s amazing to me that so many desire great amounts of wealth but don’t value their own value and contribution. One of the first steps in wealth creation is discovering and then courageously believing in your own value.

In the Service of Others

Many have taken on the quest for the best-version of themselves but along the path become lost in the selfish world of self-absorption. Their world becomes about them.

Great leaders, parents, entrepreneurs, and innovators recognize that their skills, abilities, and unique experiences (good and bad) can be leveraged to lift, inspire, teach, and strengthen.

As your innate desire for growth combines with your unique skills and talents you bring can bring dynamic value to others. Value creation is frontier of limitless opportunity.

Money and economies flow through value creation. The key to financial independence and ever increasing net worth comes not from hoarding money but from ever increasing your value creation for others. And of course your value creation needs to be put into sustainable economic engines, but that’s a topic for another day.

In conclusion, greatness is within reach. The best version of you is waiting to be discovered. Others are unknowingly waiting for the value your greatness will bring to them.

Embrace your greatness. Cultivate and nurture it. Protect it and fight for it.

The world needs you.

Rewards Don’t Always Come

Sometimes the person with the ground-breaking idea doesn’t get the credit.  Sometimes no one will thank you.

Sometimes life gives you pain instead of pleasure.  Sometimes the promotion goes to the less qualified.

Sometimes no one cares about your personal battles.  Sometimes you’ll be taken advantage of.

Here’s a lesson that’s taken me way too long to learn:  You can’t control outcomes, you can only control effort.  Happiness comes by not what happens but how you choose to react.

Life isn’t about avoiding all pain and work, but it’s much more effective to show up with your best self, despite the circumstances.

Those who end up creating businesses and accumulating money have learned to push through the obstacles and the down times.  They have them just like anyone else, but they push through.

As you focus on what you can control, who you serve, what you’re learning, and who you’re loving, your career and life can be an amazing experience.

Mountains Move One Rock at a Time

Your mind can be a powerful tool when used correctly but it can also hold you back and repel what you really want. Often our thoughts talk us out of something even before we start it.

Business:

• Thinking about a work project over and over again instead of starting it
• Excessive meetings and planning
• Remembering a person you need to call but putting it off because you don’t feel like it
• Contemplating that tough employee conversation over and over again that you keep avoiding
• Reflecting on what you’re going to do to build and then talking yourself out of it before you ever start it

Personal:

• Sitting on the couch instead of going to the gym
• Playing on Facebook instead of creating a meaningful experience with your children
• Watch a movie instead of working in the yard

The problem with using our hands is that it requires work. Yes, that four-letter word that is the secret to all success.

Mountains move by work – one rock at a time.

The Power of Commitment

That gateway to transformation is commitment.

Ideas become nothing until you decide to act. Possibility remains outside your reach until a commitment toward that future is made.

Commitments bring you face to face with your greatest fears, worries, and anxieties. Commitments focus your resources in a powerful way.

Better health, weight loss, increasing revenue and income, stronger relationships, and real intimacy all sprout from deep commitments.

Nothing of great worth was ever built without a commitment to that ideal.

What commitment have you been avoiding that your best self wants to make?