“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” —Wilma Rudolph
What does the word greatness mean to you? Think of someone you consider great. What qualities do they exhibit? What really makes them great in your mind?
Is it what they’ve accomplished? How recognized they are? What others say about them? The work they leave behind? Some ineffable quality of character or personality?
I think that how you answer the question “how do you define greatness?” will determine a lot about the direction of your life and career. It’s my belief that how you define greatness ultimately defines you, because it determines where you will choose to spend your time, your energy, your focus, and your finite resources.
Have you ever considered what great really means? How will you know when you’ve achieved it?
How you define greatness defines you. If you don’t take the time to define it for yourself, you might spend your entire life chasing vapor, or someone else’s idea of what greatness means.
Question: How do you define greatness for yourself and your work, and how will you know you’ve achieved it?