“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them (William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night).”
There’s something that many of us tend to forget about business and entrepreneurship. Everyone has started where they were. And while the starting point is different for all of us, the journey and pursuit of excellence (something greater than you and me) is shared.
And in our shared journey a simple lesson is revealed. Once success is obtained; by whichever measure you define it, there must be something more. Sooner or later, you’ll realize that success wasn’t your true destination after all – instead, lingering in the shadows, awaiting its glory is … greatness.
Greatness in business is less about me and more about you. Think about leaders, innovators, and change agents that inspire you. It’s likely that, to you, they represent epic entrepreneurship … and somehow they transformed their success into something more than themselves – into something truly great.
How did they do it? Turn their passions into success and great achievements that reach and impact the world around us?
Success leaves clues. Here are four simple ways to unleash your greatness into the world, starting – right – now!
1. Get clear about who you are and what you want in life.
Who are you? Answer this simple (yet challenging) question and then the true work begins. Because how you see yourself (self-esteem) will impact everything – including the life and business choices you make. Everything you think, say and do is filtered by your personal assessment of “who you are.”
This is why personal development is essential. If you were perfect, you wouldn’t need to improve yourself, but since no one is (perfect) – we could all benefit from activities that improve our self awareness, identity, talents and potential.
And once you gain clarity about “who you are,” you’re poised to confidently identify what you truly want.