This week, how will you attain greatness?
When we think of greatness we often think of fame, power, or great wealth and success. However which way we define greatness there is something within many if not all human beings that desires greatness of some kind.
Greatness is typically defined in terms of quantity, for example the number of twitter followers you have could be a measure of greatness to some folks. In reality though greatness is more accurately measured in quality. And when we remove quantity as a factor of greatness we can see its quality more clearly. If we could see it, we’d discover that true greatness is happening unseen around us everyday.
Take giving for example, greatness is not in the quantity given but in the quality of the gift. We can all attain a quality of greatness in giving without having to be Bill Gates. Giving an anonymous gift to your neighbor who lost their job, or secretly helping a friend with a bag of groceries left on their doorstep – there are a million ways that a quality of greatness can be attained through acts of kindness. It’s not that the quantity of greatness is bad. Not at all. it should, however, be rooted and grown from what’s really important – the motivations, the heart, the core, which are the qualities.
So, this week, how will you attain greatness?
– Lionel Thompson
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