Many authors, speakers, philosophers, and curbside prophets might begin this conversation by asking you how you define greatness, and in future posts, we’ll get there, too. But that’s not where it starts.
Greatness isn’t simply something to define; it’s a choice. And I’ve got news for you: it’s a choice that you need to make, over and over and over again. At some point, greatness, and the ability to repeatedly choose it, will become engrained in your very being; however, I’m not going to tell you that it’s easy, that it’s possible to do overnight, that anything in here is a quick fix. Sorry, it’s just not so.
What I can tell you is that it’s possible to create a ripple effect – with every choice building on itself and the many made before – that the choices get bigger, bolder, achieve more, drive more action, create more motivation, and make your thinking and dreaming bigger. It begins as a spark that turns into an unstoppable fire.
Here are Three Ways You Can Start:
1. Choose to choose – meaning, you always have a choice; you always have a way that you can respond, adapt, and evolve to rise to the occasion.
2. Choose something, every day, that scares you – even just a little bit – and do it! Don’t think about it; just do it!
3. Choose your message – if people could remember you for just one message, for just one piece of advice, for just one insight or word of wisdom, what would that one be for you?
Start the ball rolling. This isn’t something to think about, prepare for, and then dive into kind of thing. This is a jump in, just do it, let’s roll kind of thing. You’re going to learn a lot along the way. You’re going to hone your ability to choose greatness, but that can’t begin until you’re in motion.
So, where will you start? With one of the above three? Or, what idea of your own do you want to begin with?
Let it rip!
Live on Fire!
D. Luke Iorio, CPC, PCC, ELI-MP
President & CEO
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)