What is Greatness?
There's been a lot of buzz lately about Greatness. Steven Covey recently came out with his take on the subject, The 8th Habit From Effectiveness to Greatness. All the books and articles about the subject talk about Greatness as something to be achieved, obtained, or sought after.
I think it's just more of the same goal-setting jargon flooding society. In our efforts to have goals and reach them, we've lost touch with who we are and where we are.
Here's my take on Greatness:
I believe Greatness is not dependent on anything, it simply is.
You don't have to become great, you already are great.
Therefore, it becomes a matter of living into your greatness every day.
When I tell my clients this, they're usually blown away. They laugh. They cry. They deny it. But then they think about it. And then they are overwhelmingly relieved.
"You mean I'm already great?"
Cool, now I can get on with my life.
How do you define Greatness?