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.