We all have greatness within us!
WE ALL HAVE GREATNESS WITHIN US
We know that within the seed of every plant or tree is hidden the mature plant or tree which in itself has the potential and ability to yield more seeds to produce more of its own kind.
We find it easy to look at a seed like an acorn, for example, and we’re able to easily imagine and accept that this acorn will become an incredibly big and magnificent oak tree. However, when it comes to human beings, because we typically are unable to perceive the seeds of greatness within ourselves, we have no idea of how great we can actually become and what all we can achieve in this lifetime.
If we were to have a clear understanding upfront of what we could become in our lifetime, we would pursue that greatness with far more vigor. But because we do not fully perceive or know how our lives will turn out in the end, we don’t typically live as fully as possible.
Because there has never been another one of us, an exact replica who went ahead and modeled the life we would live, we don’t fully grasp the extent of who we could become, everything we could overcome, all that we could achieve and the full impact that we could make in this world during our lifetime.
Our typical life experience is not one where each person is raised and treated as an absolutely unique individual with completely different abilities to any other human being. As a species we might look similar, have the same features and appear to grow the same way, however, within each of us there is a priceless uniqueness which gives us priceless value in this world and we not raised with a mindset to understand or respect this within one another.
Instead, in our upbringing we have mostly been conditioned to compare ourselves and to compete with others in an attempt to prove “we are good enough” to be fully acknowledged!
Competition in certain spheres of life is very healthy and produces a lot of opportunity for growth and can be very enjoyable both for the competitors and the spectators. Take sporting events for example – there would be no excitement or joy if there was never a winner. Without competition there would never be an opportunity for the outstanding sportsmen and -women to showcase their extraordinary abilities.
On the other hand, the competition that is harmful is when we live our lives comparing ourselves to other people and there’s that feeling of “I have to prove that I’m better than you” or “I have to prove that I am worthy of love, approval, acceptance and/or recognition.” Striving for validation is both exhausting and it also repels other people. It is one of the biggest hindrances in life.
What makes for a really enjoyable life is to understand that greatness already lies within us and to also understand that within us lies unlimited opportunity for growth on so many levels – growth in character, in life-long learning, in skills, in abilities, in overcoming obstacles and challenges, in the vision we have for our lives and our careers, in our ability to set and reach incrementally higher goals, in connecting deeper with ourselves and with other people. There are just so many things available to us in our lives that we can pursue and unlimited opportunities to experience growth.
When we take away the “stress and burden” of proving our worth in this world and we stop striving to “find” our greatness and we simply embrace the idea that we are already great, that greatness already resides within us, we can start to really enjoy this journey called life.
Unlike the trees of a forest who mostly grow in the same way and mostly look the same, we are made up with such an incredible array of “components” that provide us with the the ability to create our own life experience. We are the only species on earth who have the ability to consciously create specific outcomes in our lives … that is greatness right there. The only thing that stops us from recognizing this, is the mental conditioning we have experienced in life. It is truly that simple!!
With a mental conditioning that proves you already have greatness within you, your job is to simply accept and embrace your greatness and then to live, work and interact from that consciousness.
Imagine a world where we could recognize that WE ALL HAVE GREATNESS WITHIN US!!