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.
Have you ever met someone who seems to do it all? She acts, sings, dances, plays the piano and guitar, speaks, writes and cooks. To top off her long list of talents, she’s sweet and a great mom. You name it, she does it all. Oh, how you dream of being as well rounded as Ms. Suzy Does It All. As you awake from your dream, you’re reminded that all you do is write and speak. OK, not so bad, right? In fact, you were actually quite encouraged before this encounter with Ms. Suzy Does It All.
Gifts and talents that come naturally to you may seem too simple. This may cause you to assume that others experience the same ease. In turn, you may view them as insignificant. While they may be effortless for you, this doesn’t make them unimportant. In fact, they're called gifts because they've been given to you by grace. It isn’t your role to determine their value. It’s your responsibility to take what you’ve been given and make the most of it. Treasures are right before our eyes, yet many miss gems searching for pearls at the bottom of the sea. Potential isn’t something to find. It’s already inside. Possibilities aren’t just in dreams. It takes faith to believe.