How great are you?
Are you even willing to consider yourself great?
For the past few months greatness has been a theme for me. It began with the call series: Finding The Greatness of You. Considering yourself great is often equated with arrogance. Do you, at least internally, congratulate yourself when you accomplished something or do you feel guilty when you do it? I have met people who considered themselves great yet were utterly insecure and so had to prove to themselves that they were great. Is that rally greatness?
What is greatness? From my perspective, there is not one definition. Greatness is you being you and interacting with the world from that place with no judgment. It changes every moment. Stepping into your greatness is not something you do once and then it is done. It is a continuous stepping into, every moment you interact with the world. I am aware that we would like to do it and then be done with it. I was in that place myself and got the above explanation. It took me almost a year to really get what that meant.
We grow up with judgment. It is everywhere in our world. Judgment and greatness do not go together. One can not have both in one’s world. Part of stepping into one’s greatness is being willing to be a leader, at least the leader in one’s own life. Think of people like Steven Jobs. He was a leader; he did not care what others thought of him; he followed his own drum. On the other hand, how many of today’s leaders have low self-esteem and therefore need to prove they are leaders. You only try to prove what, on some level, you already know you are not. If you know you are it, there is no need to prove it.
Back to the call I mentioned at the beginning. I keep listening to the 6 calls over and over – easy to do if you spend so much time on the road as I do. I am noticing how things are changing; I believe more in myself, am more relaxed around others; have less need to impress and am beginning to trust myself a whole lot more. Not a bad result.