Greatness starts with great thoughts. We can’t do great things if we don’t think in great ways. We have to push ourselves beyond the ordinary line.
If you think small thoughts, if you do small things, you will always get what you have always gotten. According to Louise Hay, “When you watch an accomplished professional in any field, you are looking at innumerable hours of practice.” She is right. You cannot become successful overnight. If you want to be great, you must put in the time, the hours, most importantly, yourself.
You can achieve greatness. But before you chase your greatness, you have to define your OWN greatness.
So, what does greatness mean to you? When you are answering this question, you must be honest with yourself.
Be yourself. Your personal greatness starts with you. You must do the work. If you don’t, no one will. When you are pursuing your greatness, don’t worry about other people. Just focus on what you are doing. It is your life. You are responsible for your life.
Leave your comfort zone. You can’t achieve your dreams in your comfort zone. The best thing to do is to leave your comfort zone. Nothing great is happening there. Life changing things never happen in the comfort zone. So if you want to achieve your personal greatness, you must always challenge yourself.
Think big. If you think small, you will achieve small things. You don’t need small things, right? But don’t ignore the little things. They are as powerful as the big things. But if you want your world to get bigger, you must change your thoughts. If you can change your thoughts, you can change your world. According to Paulo Coelho, “If you really think small, your world will be small. If you think big, your world will be big.”
Love yourself now. The best thing you can do for your life and the lives of the people around you is to love yourself now. Not tomorrow, not next year, but now. When you are after your greatness, you need to be humble. Humility brings success. Love makes humility possible. When you are in love with yourself, it is easier to achieve your personal greatness. Embrace love, reject pride.
Do not doubt yourself. There is nothing you cannot achieve if you stop doubting yourself. If you doubt yourself, you paralyze yourself. Whatever you want, go for it. You will have it if you will stop telling yourself that you can’t do it. So to achieve in your life, you must stop doubting yourself. Just do it!
Do not live in the past. According to Gautama Buddha,”Don’t dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present present moment.” Buddha adds, “Let the past make you better, not bitter.” Greatness is happening right now, right where you are. Stop dreaming of the future. If you take care of today, then your future is bright. But if you waste today thinking about your past mistakes, then your future will look exactly like your past. Do you want that to happen to you?