I know most of us have heard the story that if you want to succeed as you as you want to breathe you will be successful. (btw if you haven’t seen it, a great version done by Eric Thomas can be seen here…How bad do you want it? )
Some say to be Great takes hard work. It takes perseverance. It takes sacrifice. Yes, it is true that those things are important to attain Greatness. However, what it boils down to is one word…Choice. Greatness is a Choice, plain and simple. If you Choose to be Great you will make sacrifices. If you Choose to be Great you will persevere though all circumstances. If you Choose to be Great you will put in the work.
Now the thing with Choice is only YOU can make it. It is up to you to Decide if you want to be Great or not. Now the thing I love about the word Decide is that it ends in “cide”. Things that end in “cide” usually means something died. Homicide, the death of another person. Suicide, the death of self. Patricide, the death of the father. Decide means the death of all other options. So when you decide on something you are killing all other options. There is no alternative. There is no Plan B. It is
Greatness or death. How bad do you want it? What ignites your soul so bad that it is either that or nothing? What do you crave in life so bad that it makes your life worth living? Because without it you are just living with no life.
Choose to discover that and everyday Choose to move closer to that. Everyday we wake up we are blessed with the ability to make a Choice. When you wake up you can Choose to be Great or you can Choose failure. Now don’t get me misunderstood, you may not excel at whatever you Choose initially. However, a wise person told me you don’t have to be Great to start, you just have to start to be Great! Mastery takes time. It took you 21 years to be 21. It takes 30 years to be 30. It takes 50 years to be 50. And even now some of you will say that you’re still works in progress. It takes time to be Great! Don’t rush the process, trust it! Everyday Choose to be Great! Everyday decide that there is no other alternative.
There is no alternative. There is no Plan B. It is Greatness or death. How bad do you want it? What ignites your soul so bad that it is either that or nothing? What do you crave in life so bad that it makes your life worth living? Because without it you are just living with no life.
Choose to read that book. Choose to listen to that speech. Choose to work out. Choose a healthy option to eat. Choose to wake up early. Choose to put your cellphone down. Choose to turn off the tv.
Choose to be Great! The world is filled with mediocrity. It doesn’t need anymore. What is lacking is Greatness. More specifically what is lacking is YOUR Greatness! We are in need of YOUR special, magnificent, wonderful gift! Share it with the world!
Today make the Choice to be Great!
Jay The Motivator