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.
Do you get mistreated? Do you fear the consequences of standing up for yourself? You lack confidence. Do you put everyone before yourself? You lack confidence. The lack of confidence is an undiagnosed disease. It can come out of nowhere and seem natural. The people around you will congratulate you for lacking confidence because it benefits them. Here are the symptoms of a lack of confidence:
– Fear of self advocating
-Latching onto detrimental habits
-Putting yourself last
I want you to self evaluate and figure out if you have any of these symptoms. You deserve more in life and I’m here to help.
I was in traffic the other day and saw an interesting trend. Many drivers would ride their brakes til they stopped instead of coasting allowing their car to slow itself. Riding your brakes can take 100 miles off of them and can result in other possible catastrophic events.
Like trying to avoid an accident then being hit by another car because you could not stop in time because of worn out brakes. People who ride their brakes have a lack of trust in themselves and their vehicle. This is why we have accidents. People are more reactive then defensive. A great defense can protect you from a detrimental habit or a stuck mindset. The same stuck mindset that keeps you from your progression. Some people say it’s bad to be defensive. Defensiveness is important because you feel something. People do drugs and alcohol to escape feeling something. Which is horrible because you feel things to know something is good or bad.
This is where coasting comes in. Coasting is trusting yourself enough to slow down in a situation trusting your assessment. Learn how to trust yourself in the book
Powerfuls: the book of power gain. In most situations others will tell you your assessments are wrong. Trust your abilities and grow them to there next level!
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.