Greatness doesn’t come by luck, neither can it be achieved through mediocrity; greatness is actualised through conscious efforts by an individual with consistent practice of certain principles.
What might be those principles?
1. SEEK KNOWLEDGE
To be great in your career, you ought to seek knowledge; you should know what the ordinary person doesn’t know, and when this happens, you would be sought after in that career line.
2. BE COMMITTED
No person has ever attained greatness without showing commitment. Commitment and focus are two driving tools that not only set your eyes on the target, but push you to do what’s right and necessary to attain your desired heights.
3. DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS
Never settle for less; the point you feel you should settle at is the highest point of greatness you can achieve. So, keep on striving for more and never settle for less.
4. THINK POSITIVELY
You can’t achieve greatness when you think negatively. Think right, think positively, visualise big things and say positive things to yourself. Your thoughts tend to create a path for you, and what you see for yourself is probably the highest point you can attain.
5. SEE FAILURE AS A PATH TO SUCCESS
The fact you’re on a path to greatness doesn’t mean there wouldn’t be setbacks, challenges and roadblocks — they’ll always come, but it’s how you see them that matters.
See failure as a pathway to success, don’t get weary because of the hard times and never give up. These are always the testimony of people who have attained greatness in whatsoever field.
6. BE PATIENT
This is where many people get it wrong. Many try to attain greatness in just one quick step; they just want it to come as quickly as possible — but it never works this way. Patience is a great tool for every person who has achieved greatness and who wants to achieve greatness.
7. BE CONSISTENT
Consistency is another important habit you must master if you want to achieve greatness. You must learn to remain focused and be consistent. When you work hard today and you are lazy the next day — that’s inconsistency, and it wouldn’t take you anywhere.
8. HAVE A VISION
Have a vision of what you want to be and where you are going, else you would be easily carried away. Like they say “any road would be okay for one who doesn’t have a vision.”
9. DEVELOP YOURSELF
Build yourself, develop yourself and try to become better in that chosen career of yours. Don’t remain static or stagnant or you would hit a rut. Choose to build yourself everyday.
10. LEARN LESSONS
Try not to make same mistake over and over; learn from each mistake and let your experiences make you better.
Greatness is a choice, and whoever wants to attain greatness must be ready to follow the path that leads to greatness.
Attaining greatness goes beyond talent; there are people who are born with the talent but end up losing it and becoming mediocre at best.