Wednesday, June 10, 2015
"Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving." - W. Clement Stone
We are constantly trying to define the greatest thing ever in our lives.
Whether it be for promotion or debate, the discussion ends up being about the greatest of something in our lives.
There is the greatest singer ever; Aretha Franklin
There is the greatest song ever; Let It Be - Beatles
There is the greatest athlete ever; Muhammad Ali
There is the greatest beer; Trappist Westvleteren 12
There is the greatest year; 1960
There is the greatest professional wrestler; Rick Flair
There is the greatest movie; Casablanca
There is the greatest painter; Vincent Van Gogh
There is the greatest band; The Beatles
There is the greatest pet; Dog
There is the greatest ski resort; Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia
There is the greatest city; New York
There is the greatest beach; Hamoa Beach, Maui
There is the greatest looking woman; Sophia Loren
There is the greatest looking man; Cary Grant
We list anything and every which could be considered the greatest thing since sliced bread. The designation of 'the greatest' makes for fun and lively debate.
There are criteria people use to establish, judge and evaluate various great things. Chances are you disagree with most lists because labeling something the greatest can be very individualistic. Any person who makes a list of 'the greatest' should consider it an honor.
What we fail to see many times while we are labeling other things as 'the greatest', that each of us individually are pretty great.
We fail to give ourselves credit for our own greatness.
We busily go around labeling and making lists of the best and most wonderful things out there. Again, we fail many times to believe in ourselves.
It is a bad habit we have to break.
You are good at what you believe in life.
You are good at what you act upon in life.
You are good at what you realize in life.
You have to believe in the greatness inside of you.
Greatness is not reserved just for others. Greatness lives inside each of us. Greatness comes in tiny small ways as it does in huge grand ways. It exists for each of us if we will only start believing what we can each do.
Now here comes my faith statement.
When you start making a list of 'the greatest' things in life, put yourself at the top of the list. In my belief, I am created in God's image, so therefore would I not be the greatest thing God has created?
Do not get me wrong, I am not God. I am not greater than God. What I am doing is giving God the credit and thanks for creating me.
So start believing in yourself.
Watch as greatness comes into your life. Even if you don't share the same faith belief, just know that greatness begins inside.
And stay inspired my friends!