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Potential for greatness
Hey you? Yes You! Do you know that YOU have the potential for greatness? Maybe you’re thinking that you’re an average ‘Joe’ or ‘Jane’. Let’s get this out of the way quickly. You are not Joe or Jane! Even if your name is Joe, you’re not ‘average Joe’! Even the guy whose name is Joe and who thinks he’s average isn’t really average. His knowledge of himself is! You’re somebody else. Who are you? Who do you think you are? There’s a person in you that YOU haven’t discovered as yet and that person has the potential to ‘positively explode’ for the benefit of all mankind. It’s your potential for greatness. When I hear the word potential I hear ‘potent’ and ‘shall’. To discover who you were meant to be, there’s an explosion necessary and I guarantee that once it happens, you shall never be the same again. You’ll discover the great person you were meant to be. Kaboom! That explosion can be created by just one idea waiting to be ignited. The only thing that ever changed the world positively (or negatively) was an idea. Now that’s an idea too! What are you waiting for? Don’t be like the frog at the bottom of the well thinking that the world is only as big as the top of the well. Move now! Get up and out of the “oh well” whilst you can. Jumping back in the well is not an option. Get out of the situations that keep you back. May not be as easy, but someone is always willing to give you a helping hand. Someone is waiting to pull you up, over and out to discover freedom. Not ‘average Joe’, because, he’s looking for company at the bottom of the well. He’s trying to find someone to blame. Are you doing the same? It has been my discovery in the Caribbean (and I suspect worldwide), that many young people are hurting and many just want to be appreciated. Are you in this category? Are you contented to stay in a place that doesn’t represent your inner beauty? A rotten beginning does not have to be a rotten ending or, a bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you forget to make the turn.
What’s keeping you back? Is it someone else’s opinion? Are YOU keeping you back? Life is not what happens to us but rather what happens in us. It’s what ‘we’ choose to do about what happens that determines if we ever achieve our greatness. Yes, at times you have to go it alone. At times your vision for yourself is not as clear as it could be, but think of and be encouraged by the eagle that gets a great view from high in the sky. It could choose to be the ‘crowded chicken’ on the ground, or it could choose to get up and get a better vantage point. This it does whilst flying above the storms. Why not let your ‘inner glow’ show? You turn it on. It’s worth it. You are worth it! Come on! It’s possible to leave your mark or leave the place where you’ve been marking time. It’s possible to discover your potential for greatness and when you do, you’ll discover the greatness itself that was there all along. If you’ve been moving or shifting gears slowly, then you would be in a place of rest or rather in a nest. Use what you have to get out. Only you can make the same impression twice with your fingerprint. That tells me that there’s a God-given uniqueness about you. This world will seek and reward every ‘Joe’ or ‘Jane’ who knows their true identity. Who knows that ‘gears’ and ‘nest’ re-arranged together equal greatness! This means that the place you’re resting at now can be the platform from which to unleash your immense potential. Stop limiting yourself! If you really want to discover your potential for greatness...Now is the accepted time!
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