Aspire To Greatness

When we aspire to greatness we leave all doubt and uncertainty behind. We claim our function as stewards of this great planet of ours and express the wholeness of Who We Are as spiritual beings living a human existence.Aspire To Greatness

This may sound a bit airy-fairy to some, but within this acceptance of our function, we are able to manifest the greatness within ourselves in practical ways. We each do this in our own unique fashion based on our specific talents and abilities.

“A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire.”

— Viktor E. Frankl —

Aspire To Greatness — The Magic of Increase

No matter with whom we are dealing, either in business or our personal affairs, all of us seek an increase of some sort. This may be tangible as a new home, or intangible as greater peace of mind.

Regardless of the specific desire, we best serve others when we provide increase to them in all of our interactions. This can be a smile to someone walking down the street or the selling of a service or product to others.

Greatness is not for sale. You can’t buy it, and you don’t have to earn it. It is part of our inner being that has been forgotten because of all the lies and misinformation we have bought into regarding ourselves and life itself. It just needs to be expressed once we figure out we already have it.

It is our function, purpose, and responsibility to aspire to greatness and to express our greatness in ways that benefit others. There is no better way to do this than to see the greatness in others so that they begin to remember the greatness in themselves.

This will “increase” their ability to recognize their potential in all areas of their lives, as well as “increase” our own belief in our greatness. As we share we become more of Who We Really Are.

We then understand that giving and receiving are the exact same thing. We can not help others experience an increase in their lives without receiving the same. It’s just a part of the structure of the universe. The more we give, the more we get.

Excited About Life

“No matter what you achieve, what you want to aspire to be, or how famous and powerful you become, the most important thing is whether you are excited about each and every moment of your life because of your work and people around you.”

Sushant Singh Rajput

When we surround ourselves with people aligned with our own goals and objectives, we have created an additional stream of energy to power ourselves to our destination. We are not being held back by negativity but propelled forward by the energy of the universe.

Think back to when we were children and how exciting it was to make up games to play and have new experiences. There was an excitement within ourselves that was not dependent on looking good, having some coin in our pocket, or living up to some made-up standard.

To regain the excitement of a child over the simple things of life is how we aspire to greatness. It is not about the destination, but the journey.

How Do We Aspire to Greatness

Now for a few practical steps to help us along the way as we aspire to greatness.

  • Gain Clarity — when we are clear about what we truly desire we have set the stage for greatness. Our vision is clear and the means magically appear. We are aligned with what would increase our happiness by benefiting others.
  • Set up a Positive Routine — plan a schedule that nourishes and enhances our journey to greatness by accomplishing small but meaningful tasks on a consistent basis. This includes surrounding ourselves with folks who inspire us to be great.
  • Be Mindful of Self and Others — let’s take care of our mental and physical health by feeding our minds with positive information and exercising our bodies to increase our longevity. Let us be always willing to learn new things. This will increase our confidence and belief in ourselves.
  • Stay Focused and Persistent — let us stay focused on one project at a time giving it the attention it deserves. Also, when confronted with roadblocks and challenges let us stay persistent in our efforts and seek out an appropriate solution. Self-discipline takes us a long way and increases our inner strength.Aspire To Greatness
  • Work Hard but Smart — when we are working toward meaningful goals it will not seem like work but will still require consistent energy applied to our tasks in an efficient and effective manner. “Busy” work will not get things done in a timely fashion. Let’s prioritize our day by getting the most challenging and important work done first. Our creative juices will kick in along the way. It’s all about doing things that make a difference.
  • Gratitude and Humility — as we are grateful for all that we have and all that is on the way to us, both tangible and intangible, we are able to stay humble no matter what we achieve and attain.

What Greatness Means to Us

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”

Bob Marley

We may aspire to greatness in many ways, but it only matters when we are growing as a person while increasing our inner strength and understanding. At some point, we realize it is all about serving others.

When our intentions are filled with integrity and aligned with our life purpose, all our needs are effortlessly met. There is nowhere to go and nothing to do when we are immersed in the flow of life.

Following our inner direction expresses the greatness that we have always possessed but have kept hidden through fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Our intuition gives us our “Marching Orders” at the exact time and in the specific way that we need them.

What better way to express our greatness than by discovering and fulfilling our life purpose whatever that may be? Each one of us has a special gift to express that is not only fulfilling to ourselves but one that will make a major impact in the world.

No kind and loving thought that we express fails to add to the overall well-being of the world. Although we may not directly notice its effect, it is still there. This is the essence of what it means to aspire to greatness and make a positive impact in the world.

Let us all let go of any resistance to be the best we can be and allow our greatness to flow.

In Peace and Love Within the Light,

Joseph William

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6 thoughts on “Aspire To Greatness”

  1. Hey this is a great topic to think about. Life is so complicated and messy. There’s so many different types of people who are extremely different. Everyone is super unique with strengths and weaknesses. So what’s fun for me another person may hate it. So it’s important to trust yourself and focus on your own business. 

  2. Hi Joseph,

    This is such an interesting and informative article.

    With the work I do, I write about about leadership and how I can help others develop into a highly effective leader.

    I love to describe highly effective leadership as a level above great leadership, but aspiring to greatness is a level even higher. Thinking about our legacy and how we can still help others even when we’re not here anymore.

    I think about aspiring to greatness every day, and how I can leave my legacy. It’s a level that we will never fully reach because there is no final level of greatness, it is an infinite journey, a lifelong journey that we are striving towards on.

    Working hard and smart is my favourite in your article because I am always thinking about that too. I do a lot of thinking 🙂

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the amazing work.

    All the best,


    • Thanks, Tom, I appreciate your insights and comments. It is so true that personal growth is an infinite process with no end to learning and greater attainment. We never retire from life because there is so much to learn and apply. All the best.

  3. Hi Joseph,

    Thank you for this inspiring article on aspiring to greatness. I especially liked your emphasis on the importance of serving others and following our inner direction.

    I have a question about the section on setting up a positive routine. You mentioned that it’s important to surround ourselves with people who inspire us to be great. What are some tips for finding and connecting with these types of people?

    I’m also curious to know more about your own journey to greatness. What have been some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced, and how have you overcome them?

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom and insights.

    • Thanks, Chas. Networking with people and organizations in teen mental health is important and these folks and groups can be found doing a bit of research online and there are plenty of forums and discussion groups as well. My journey would be too long to describe in a comment post, but let it be said that lots of pain, suffering, and uncertainty led me to discover my strengths and abilities and prepared me to work with children and adults with challenging issues. The key is to know that things will improve no matter the circumstances as long as we learn to trust ourselves enough to continue to move forward on small step at a time. All the best, Joseph


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