Excerpt- My obsession with greatness
I was obsessed with greatness without knowing the very reason why. Since the early 90’s, I dedicated my life to studying greatness and the great ones. However, I wasn’t interested just in any kind of greatness. My preoccupation was to understand the type of greatness that is fulfilling. I determined to fully understand greatness that sustains and endures.
Let me make a quick confession. Back then, when I began the journey as a student of greatness, it didn’t occur to me that it was my assignment on earth to play my share in restoring the greatness of humanity one person at a time. For many years since then, I couldn’t fully explain why I was:
- Fascinated to understand the greatness potential of humanity.
- Driven to conduct research, study, and fully understand true greatness.
- Obsessed to inspire others recognize that they are greatness material and meant to manifest greatness in their own unique way.
Restoring the greatness of humanity
Nowadays, I have enough clarity. I now know why I was so passionate about true greatness. Today, I can explain why I had this inner drive. It’s because restoring the greatness of humanity is at the center of my life time’s purpose.
Back then, since nothing in me and around me looks and sounds like great, many were wondering why I was even talking about greatness. Let alone to stand up to such skeptics; I couldn’t even convince my own self. So many times, I doubted whether I was the right person to crusade for humanity’s greatness. However, slowly but surely, after more than two decades, I now fully understand why I was preoccupied to invest my time and energy on this controversial and elusive concept, Greatness.
Follow your curiosity, it could be your purpose
What is the moral of the story I just shared with you? When you develop curiosity about something, you should ask yourself a series of questions. For instance, ask yourself whether it’s something to do with your reason for existence. When you have a burden for something, even if others don’t care about it, question whether this could be due to the fact that you’re uniquely wired and designed to:
- Address that issue,
- Meet that need,
- Solve that problem, and/or
- Fill that gap.
Even if the inward witness you’re experiencing at the moment doesn’t give sense to you and others around you, don’t dismiss it quickly as irrelevant. Even though you couldn’t understand fully why you’re so obsessed with a thing, don’t downplay it right away. Follow your intuition. Give it ample time and check it out. Who knows, this thing could be your:
- Assignment in life.
- Purpose with which you serve your community, organization, and generation uniquely.
- Ticket to attain enduring and fulfilling greatness.
Remember, you cannot attain greatness and get fulfillment without discovering and pursuing your unique purpose single-mindedly. Your purpose:
- Is your competitive advantage.
- Differentiates you from others.
- Sets you apart.
- Bestows on you favor.
- Attracts the resources and connections you need to tap into your unlimited potential so as to unchain your greatness entrapped in you…
The above excerpt is taken from the upcoming follow-up book to ‘The Highest Level of Greatness’. The book will be published next month. Stay tuned!