PS: For me, greatness does not mean getting to the top of your corporate ladder alone.
My definition of a great person is he/she who has conquered himself.
Time is the most important currency expended by we humans as the earth rotates around its axis every 24 hours. Of course we all have 24 hours as humans but somehow we all discover that productivity differs from person to person.
That means essentially that there’s more to productivity than our most unifying factor which is almost unarguable no matter your definition and experience of FATE.
Quickly, I’m sure you’ll mention, FATE, RACE, ENVIRONMENT, PRESSURE, ECONOMY, IQ, EQ, SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE, HOROSCOPE and so on, as other things that can influence our GREATNESS.
Let me SHOCK you! – those things are not as potent as you think.
The difference between who we are and who we’re supposed to be is what we allow inside our heads and that’s the most potent factor that can regulate our velocity towards greatness.
Principles are universal, only experiences are unique.
So what’s the difference between what’s inside your head and the heads of those you refer to as GREAT men?
Let me explain very simply;
A great man is only better than you with one basic reason. The great man was once a very little man, but he developed one important quality.
He recognized the smallness and narrowness of his thoughts and actions. He knew that life won’t happen without a positive action that could generate GREATness.
Under the pressure of some situations and conditions that meant a great deal to him, he learned to see how his littleness endangered his happiness.
That’s why, he of his own volition decided to endure LIFE till GREATNESS happened.
He knew defeats, endured sufferings, actively participated in the struggles, felt losses, and alas he found the recipe for his own PERSONAL RADIATION of EXCELLENCE which mirrors GREATNESS.
At this point, he has an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills him with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern for SELF-AWARENESS.
In other words, a great man knows when and in what way he was and is still a little man.
He’s afraid to know himself, so he lives a deluded life and he’s also afraid to know what it is to be who he’s been made to be.
A little man does not know he is little and is afraid to know. He hides his little-ness and narrowness behind illusions of strength and greatness, someone else’s strength and greatness.
He’s proud of his GREAT generals but not of himself. He admires an idea he has not had. The less he understands something, the more firmly he believes in it and the better he understands an idea, the less he believes in it.
As I’ll usually say when I teach classes, you cannot be escorted by the belief of indifference or inadequacy and get to the destination of excellence. You need a “YES I CAN spirit” because that is the only companion that can magnetize success//greatness towards you.!
With these you’ve read, the question for you today, is GREAT OR LITTLE?