If you want to be great, then be great.
I recently received a truth bomb that shook me into place. Somebody dear to me said, “If you want to be great, then be great.”
But seriously though…this is a person who I’ve observed to be great—always pushing himself to be great, and with an intoxicating confidence, that is truly inspiring. It is clearly a motto for him and it serves him very well. For him, he puts much of his energy into his career, and that is one of the places he has conquered challenges and created in ways of greatness.
I believe that everyone has places they put more of their energy into than other places in their life. In manifestation, they say it is because the Universe sends you messages in the place that has your attention.
For example, if you are focused on finding a partner, you will get tests, lessons, challenges, successes, etc. in the form of relationships. And this helps you grow as a person.
We live in such a busy world that many of us are spread thin, trying to manage all of the many aspects of our life—from our relationships, creations, career, friends, social media presence, home, our appearance—really, it is an endless list.
What I’ve realized is that my focus changes a lot. Usually my focus is in my career—my entrepreneurial endeavors—but sometimes I’m pulled to my relationship—or to parenting—and I get a little spread thin.
What greatness means to me is that greatness is a moment-to-moment choice. We are multi-faceted beings dealing with multi-faceted emotions and acting out our life with our wounds as well as our hopes. We can’t control what happens around us, but we can control our perspective and practice patience, forgiveness, courage, and strength—to choose greatness in every moment.
Slippery slope of perfectionism
One of the troubles of choosing to be great in every moment is the slippery slope of perfectionism. Perfectionism is an illusion, and it can truly hold you back from creation. I try to practice taking a mindful moment after I create something to honestly ask myself if my creation is great—not perfect—but great. But perfectionism is different and truly needs to be realized as an illusion in order to create anything.
If perfectionism isn’t attainable than it shouldn’t hold one back from creating.
Greatness is a perspective of confidence. If you truly know that you are here on this earth for a reason and that you are inherently great—than greatness is something that comes out of you when you are in tune with your inner strength and detached from the idea of perfectionism.
Greatness isn’t reserved for the few
As my dear love says, “Greatness is a decision, a choice and an embodiment, and one day, you will stop and realize you’ve become exactly who you were meant to be.”