Everyone has greatness potential in them. You will be surprised how the human mind is created with the limitless ability to propel someone to greatness. However, the person has to agree with their mind and then put conscious efforts in order to achieve greatness. Many people tend to believe that the people that achieve greatness are special people with special gifts, but they are just ordinary people with an extraordinary efforts. Well, just to let you know that anyone can achieve greatness as long as the will is there.
If you do the things that other people that achieved greatness did, you will be sure to see the same result as they saw. The glory behind the greatness of people can be seen in their story. If you observe very well, you will see determination, discipline, will and the spirit of "I can do" and "never give up." Greatness is not reserved for the seemingly great people, greatness is earned. You have to continuously take daring steps. It may not be convenient to be done at that point and it may not even make you happy at that moment, but it will be worth it at the end.
It is worthy to note that prompt and right action is among the requirements of greatness. Each time you delay what you should have done or allow procrastination to take hold of you, you are simply delaying your greatness. Just to let you know; you do not have a limitless number of years to spend on earth, so you have to make each moment to count massively. You do not have to wait for your desired or preferred opportunity to come before you take steps, opportunities are flying daily, you can take steps on one and you will be amazed at the result.
Greatness has its root in the mind, that is you have to agree within yourself that you can achieve greatness, then your actions will follow suit. It is true that greatness begins in the mind but it should not end in the mind, it needs to be powered by relevant actions at the right time to make it deliver. It is not enough to do the right things, it is also not enough to do them rightly, but timing matters - they must be done at the right time in order to get the maximum result. Those that are into farming understand that there are specific times and seasons for crop production. Imagine someone skipping the planting season and goes to plant his crops during the harmattan; it is true that the actions are right but the timing is wrong and as such, he will have poor or no yield.
No matter how many failed attempts you have had in the past, it does not negate the fact that you can still achieve greatness if you refuse to give up. As a matter of fact, you are not the only person that has had a failed attempt, there are many people that have failed more times than you can ever think of but still achieved greatness, you too can. I once read the story of a great scientist of the ancient times that failed an upward of a thousand times in the course of his invention but he never gave up, rather he leveraged on his fair share of failures to achieve a resounding success after the one-thousandth time. This reminds me of the words of one of my mentors:
Greatness is not cheap talk, it is hard work.
One thing to note is that you are the only one that can limit yourself from achieving greatness, not your background, your situation, your environment, nor your status. Many people have made it great against all odds, why should you think that you cannot make it? You have to first start by thinking greatness. Yes, your thoughts have unimaginable power to influence how you act. What you think is often reflected in the way you act. If you think greatness, then you will begin to act in line with it. You have to understand that the outcome of your life is almost entirely dependent on your actions, so do not act carelessly.
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