9 Powerful Ideas That Will Help Grow Your Greatness Every Day

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What is Greatness?

  1. Be Generous. If you’re reading this, you are better off than over two-thirds of people in the world. We can express our greatness through our generosity and being willing to continually add value to the lives of others. It can be by being generous with our time, our resources, and our knowledge and experience.
  2. Be Responsible. In order to be great and to continue to grow our greatness, we must take 100% responsibility for our results, 100% of the time. Winston Churchill once said, ”The price of greatness is responsibility.” Our willingness to take full responsibility will be reflected in our results.
  3. Be an Executer. Don’t be a person who has a reputation of not completing things, instead be a person who gets things done. George Bernard Shaw had a famous quote, “Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.” We tend to remember and admire people who have done something rather than those who are thinking or talking about doing something.
  4. Be Aspirational. We must have something bigger than ourselves to look forward to. Our vision of what is possible should inspire us to move in the direction of our dreams. What Olympian Wilma Rudolph once said still holds true today, “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”
  5. Be Tenacious. Having tenacity requires us to show perseverance and be persistent. There will be challenges whenever we attempt to do something new or step beyond what we’re comfortable with. The key is to never let a roadblock become a stop sign. Instead, we should take it as feedback to do something different.
  6. Be a Navigator. This requires us to have a plan and to continually evaluate how we are progressing with respect to our plan. As a navigator, we will often have to course-correct, deal with tough times, and manoeuvre through challenges, and overcome obstacles and roadblocks.
  7. Be Enthusiastic. Our energy level is everything! In order to exhibit greatness, we must manage our energy really well. Our level of enthusiasm will determine who and what we attract, and how willing others are to help us reach our visions and achieve our goals.
  8. Be of Service. Similarly to being generous, our greatness is on display when we are willing to be of service to others. This can be through offering free value or advice to those we want to serve, and also creating solutions that help solve people’s problems or challenges.
  9. Be Strategic. An important discipline of greatness is to not allow ourselves to get caught up in things that really don’t matter — things we will look back on and wished we hadn’t made it to be such an issue. This is why we must have a big picture of what we want to do and have the right strategies in place to get there.

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