The biggest danger to greatness in today’s world is that it’s all too often achieved without merit.
Every day we see new examples where greatness and ‘fame’ are given absent accomplishment.
This is very dangerous and it must be reversed before it becomes the new standard.
We all need to strive to educate ourselves on how to achieve greatness the correct and authentic way.
This poem is a great starting point…
Greatness must never be given, it needs to be earned.
Greatness is a journey without shortcuts, whether the seeker is privileged or not.
Greatness is not for the untrained or the untested, it is for the brave and the proven.
Greatness is not for those who seek wealth and fame, it is for those who ache to push the boundaries.
Greatness is not for cautious minded, it is for the risk takers who have much to lose.
Greatness is not for the impostors, it is for the creators of things.
Greatness is not for the clean, it is for those who are dirty with work.
Greatness is not for the entitled, it is for those who toil in study and practice.
Greatness is not for those due, it is for those deserving.
MORAL OF THE POEM: We must prepare to do what it takes to deserve real greatness. Let’s not say it, instead let’s show it. Let’s not look for shortcuts, instead let’s do the work.
Then, we can begin living as the most complete version of ourselves.
How To Really Achieve Greatness (Poem)
– Written by Motivational Joe