Greatness! What is GREATNESS? Greatness is the is the best most influential way you can be. Greatness attracts more greatness and protects itself from the not so great. Greatness builds the good in you and wants you to succeed so you can help those around you. Greatness wants you to positively influence those around you. Greatness takes time.
Greatness takes time to cultivate because it requires skills. Greatness needs you to reflect on your life to see when you were not the most confident you and made a mistake. Greatness requires you to ask more questions to get better at life. Know what you want from Greatness and achieve it.
There have been many of times in my life where I have held myself back. Either to make others like me or to be liked. It just left me with more issues. Greatness makes you question “Am I this person’s karma?” Maybe this interaction will help me grow as a person. In my book Powerfuls: The Book of Power Gain I go into the art of reciprocation. Reciprocation is the art of giving back what you receive. We reciprocate because we do not need that energy.
Have you heard of the analogy of the splinter and plank. To paraphrase it is said. Don’t point out the splinter in my eye when you have a plank in yours. I believe it means dont point out\nrowth. a small problem in someone’s life when you have a big problem in yours. Most of us misunderstand this. We will use it against being criticized or even helped.
We need to use this analogy properly. When you have a splinter in your eye you can see the plank in mine way better than I do. We need to help each other see our own faults better and help each other solve them. When we avoid criticism we avoid growth.
Know how to filter between constructive criticism and destructive criticism. Destructive criticism comes from jealousy. It should mean nothing to you but point out a potential enemy! Constructive criticism helps you build and comes from love.
Have you needed help? Have you helped someone? How did it go? Did you let the issue you needed help with pass or did you solve it? When you helped that person, were you rewarded? Did you feel used? If so, you were apart of the millions of people who feel that way. In recent years, I have seen an increase in the fear of wanting help or even helping those in need.