The difference between greatness and mediocrity is quite simple.
Mediocrity prompts a man to lower his standards to fit in. Greatness allows him to rise above circumstances to reach his potential.
Being great doesn’t necessarily mean having more skills or resources, nor does it mean having better looks or extraordinary talent. Instead, a person of greatness has an unfailing belief in himself and who God has created him to be. He’s determined that he’ll succeed at whatever he sets out to accomplish, and he goes after dreams with undying passion.
For it’s only by believing in himself, the greatness God has placed within, that others are able to recognize greatness and believe in him.
Every dream unrealized is like a masterpiece never painted, a hit song never sung, a great book never written. Every work of art began as a sketch or a dab of paint on a canvas. Every song started out as a single note. Every book originated from a single thought jotted down on a page.
No painting will become a masterpiece until the first dab of paint is put on the canvas. No song will become a hit until the first note is sung. No book will become a bestseller until the first word is written.
Every dream realized began with a step of faith, a single act of courage. Make today the day you step into greatness. It only takes a single act of courage to take that first step of faith.
Julie Barbera, author of the forthcoming book, Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection
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