what is greatness
Bob Marley (paraphrased) said that and he was absolutely right! Let's face it, we'd all love to be great. I know when I was a child I always felt that I was special and would turn out to be great. Little did I know that it would be after suffering so many highs and lows and finally finding my flow late in life by helping others. As Bob tells us, greatness is not defined by our wealth, the things we own, how many friends we have, our job title or even what we've accomplished. If you have integrity, and by that I mean integrity with yourself (not just with others), and you have found a way to affect others around you in a positive manner, leaving the world just a little better off for you having been here, then you are great. We're all already born "good" with greatness just waiting to blossom. The difference between the good and the great is most often quite small. The great perform small actions that when performed on a consistent daily basis elevate them to the next level. If your day is always helter-skelter what do you think your chances are for reaching true personal greatness? If, on the other hand, you performed planned actions on a daily basis and helped others become even better than you, do you think that would put you on the right path to greatness? I thought you'd see the difference.
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Mike Arend is an author, coach, and speaker that specializes in helping others become their greatest versions.