You get to a point in life when some long held opinions, once indisputable truths, start to show some cracks.
Wisdom imparted by life experience somehow leads you to challenge and re-examine. I am at that point with greatness. What exactly is greatness?
Greatness used to be defined as something of spectacular magnitude. Something beyond conceivable attainment by someone as “ordinary” as me. The wealth of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, the passionate intensity of a Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar solo, the graceful fluidity of hockey legend Wayne “The Great” Gretzky, the architectual scope and scale of the Great Wall of China. All are awe inspiring in their own right. But I’m at a point where I find true greatness lies more in the vast philanthropic fortune that Messrs. Gates and Buffett are now giving away, as opposed to the creation of their massive wealth in the first place.
RAISE YOUR OWN BAR I’m at a place where selfless compassion and greatness have become synonymous. I’m at that place where witnessing simple, ordinary acts of selfless compassion serve to inspire me to live up to my own greatness. To realign myself. To raise my own bar. Not for my own individual gain, but for the betterment of the whole. Ordinary acts of selfless compassion never grace the walls of the Greatness Hall of Fame. But that’s not the point. Living Half Full is about maximizing your own capacity for greatness, and with that comes the responsibility to build up and inspire those living half empty.
It’s a great day to be you because you are the agent of change not just in your own life, but in the lives of all those you come in contact with each day. Seeing the greatness in the ordinary will change the world.
The world needs you to be great!
It’s a great day to be you!