Living your greatness? I know what you’re thinking, how do you even do that? How in a world filled with jobs and mortgages and other more major concerns do you find a way to be who you are and live that? I’m asking. Really. I have some ideas on the subject, obviously. This post will be pretty lame otherwise. But what do you think about it? DO you think about it?
Where does your greatness lie?
One of my favourite quotes is the one in the image above. Don’t wait for the world to recognise your greatness. Live it, and let the world catch up to you. It implies that you won’t always be met with cheers or acceptance of what you want for yourself. It infers that you might find yourself somewhat alone in your endeavours, I think. It’s right, in a lot of ways you will find yourself standing alone with your big dream, your goal or your greatness in hand and there will be not a soul in the world who gets it.
But for me, that’s the exciting bit.
Not you against the world, but you selling the world on who you are and why you’re awesome. Not to convince them because you need them too, but to share your gifts with them. To say it’s ok, I know you don’t get where I’m coming from here, but I do, and I’m ok with that. To live your example of your best life and let others see it.
This little light of miiiine, I’m goin’ let it shiiiiine.
Sheesh, those school songs really stick with you. Haha. Anyway, it’s true. I am on the board of my local Women’s Health Centre; I know, I know, I’m so useful and stuff. But I bring it up as an example of living your greatness with your life, in your life and as your life. The women that operate this centre spread their arms wide to women and their families every day of the year. They do it in service; they do it for the love of it and they do it because who the heck else will? If not you, then who?
That’s the thing about living your greatness; it’s yours. It’s so personal to you that you HAVE to be the one to do it or it won’t get done. The only way is if you start doing it. Start taking those steps towards it existing every single day for you. Then take those steps until they become so ingrained in you that, like the women of the Centre, you are living it. And people, well those people will have caught up because greatness doesn’t stay hidden for long.
Where do your passions lie? Do you feel that you’re on track to living with passion and greatness? I know I’d love to hear about it if you have.