What Is Greatness? How Can You Be Great?

There is an ongoing pursuit of greatness that people are constantly trying to achieve. But what really is greatness and how can you achieve it?

To quote Mickey Pooh, “Your greatness is not what you have, but what you give”. But is that all to the greatness?

Some say that greatness is a state of being that is achieved when you reach the pinnacle of your field or exceed all expectations. It can be defined as excellence, distinction, eminence, or superiority. Others believe that greatness comes from serving others and making a difference in the world.

Whatever your definition may be, there are certain traits and habits that will help you become a great person.

Great Things Take Time

10 Ways Most Influential People In The World Achieved Their Greatness.

1. Set standards for yourself and always push yourself to reach new levels.

You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.

Zig Ziglar

2. Be passionate about what you do and love what you do.

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

Leo tolstoy

3. Take risks and don’t be afraid to fail.

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.

Beverly Sills

4. Stay focused and driven towards your goals.

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.

James Cameron

5. Make a difference in the lives of others.

There is no greater joy, nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.

Mary Rose McGeady

6. Be authentic and stay true to yourself.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. Be generous with your time, talents, and resources.

The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it.


8. Be resilient and never give up on your dreams.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas Edison

9. Cultivate a positive mindset and be optimistic about the future.

True hopefulness and optimism is what leads one to dare. It is also what lifts one back up to dare again after a failed attempt.

Bibi Bourelly

10. Serve others selflessly.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

Muhammad Ali

These are just a few of the many things that you can do to become a great person.

The journey to greatness is not always easy, but it’s definitely worth it. So don’t give up on your dreams and keep striving for excellence. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. Be brave, be bold, and be great!

You Are Doing Great!

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

-Theodore Roosevelt

It would be impossible to boil down the complex and multi-faceted concept of greatness into a simple language.

What is your idea of greatness? What do you need to do to achieve it? Only one way to find out is to define your own greatness.


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