Greatness is giving your life a purpose and living it full of passion. It doesn’t just happen from one day to the next. It takes time. You first have to realize it. Define it on your own terms. Plan. Prepare. Strive, day in, day out until you make it yours.
It’s a life-long commitment. But don’t let this scare you. Because the fruits of your labor last even longer. Greatness remains forever. It’s remembered. Your greatness lives on through the lives of others you have inspired. It’s what a child dreams of becoming when they grow up. It might not be tangible and it doesn’t come with a price tag, but it’s worth can be measured by all the benefits others will gain from it in years to come.
So who cares if it takes a little longer? Time is irrelevant. You could have 50 hours in a day, but they would all amount to nothing if not spent chasing a dream. The years in your lifetime are meaningless without the memories you make along the way.
Never give up on a goal, just because of the time it takes to get there. Your life is travelling at light speed, regardless of what you do. If you don’t choose to be the driver in control, you are nothing more than a spectator standing at the sidelines watching it pass by.
Sooner or later every second you’ve put in will pay off. Trust your hard work and persistence. Don’t count time. Focus on your future. It’s got so much in store for you.
Discover truth #3 next week.