Greatness is ordinary people who do extraordinary things.
When you think of greatness, who comes to mind – Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Joan of Arc, Oprah, Muhammad Ali, Bobby Fischer, Deepak Chopra?
Guess what, none of these people are any different that you or me. They didn’t just wake up one day and decide to be great. At one point, they all were everyday, ordinary people who ended up doing extraordinary things. And they followed the calling they had to bring their gifts to the world.
Greatness is not about becoming famous, powerful or rich. It’s not about having millions of dollars. It’s not about banner headlines.
It is about making a difference in someone else’s life.
It is about recognizing difficulties and moving past them.
It is about finding your purpose in life, being your best self and having a positive impact beyond yourself.
It is about the discipline of personal mastery.
And, as run of the mill and unknown as we may think we are, we’re all called to do extraordinary things. Everyday, ordinary people, just like you and me are doing extraordinary things.,
“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights”. – Muhammad Ali
What do you think that quote says about greatness?
Did Ali’s greatness come from those brief hours he fought in the ring? Did he just come out of nowhere to become the Greatest Heavyweight Champion of all times and steal the hearts of millions of fans?
No, his greatness came, as he said, “far away from witnesses…” He poured himself into every moment training and preparing, even when no one was watching.
You don’t have to be Oprah, Muhammad Ali, Mother Teresa or in the spotlight to show your greatness. Greatness comes from living each moment as if it was the only moment that exists; and in actuality – it is.
Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things
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