This is an awesome motivational video about greatness by Tony Gaskins. Many people associate success with greatness and greatness with success and for good reason. It takes becoming or doing something great to create real success because it’s really more about the personal growth than the actual achievement. Without the personal growth, or becoming who you MUST become to create success, it’s a long hard road that may or may not every lead you to the destination you desire.
But when you strive for greatness in what you do, the actions you take, and the person you are becoming more than you strive for achievement, things change in your life and they change VERY fast!
This video talks about what greatness really means from Tony’s perspective in a bunch of one liners and I transcribed the audio for you. I’m not sure who he is referring to when he says “they” but I’m assuming he means the people who pursue greatness but never achieve it because “they” don’t understand what it really means…
My favorite line of this video is:
Greatness Isn’t What You Become,
Greatness is What You Overcome.
Check out these key points from this powerful video:
“They thought greatness is all about fame, they thought there would be some shortcuts. They thought is was mostly luck.
They thought it was about the bright lights and expensive nights.
Greatness is what they called it, but they didn’t really understand it. They were sadly mistaken.
You see, greatness is more pain than pleasure.
Greatness is more sacrifice than shine.
Greatness is your sweetest dream and your worst nightmare at the same time.”
Greatness isn’t what you become, greatness is what you overcome.They say complacency is the enemy of greatness, I say if you get complacent, you will get replaced.The great are first overworked and under praised…
Greatness isn’t your destiny it’s your decision.
Greatness isn’t your birth right, greatness is your will to fight.
Understand this, greatness is not just something you dream about, greatness is what wakes you up!
I know they doubted you, I know they counted you out. Some folks even turned their back on you. They love you when you’re on top and they ignore you when you’re at the bottom.
You’ve had same failures I know, but listen, it’s in the “valley” where you grow!
You’ve been down, now it’s time to get up and stay up.
You want to be great?
Give up the fairy tales because the great and the average cannot be parallel.
Work till it hurts! Hard work is the ONLY work.
Focus on the grind not the shine.
Greatness is not what you make it, greatness is what makes you!
Greatness is the new motto, be great!!!”
Pretty powerful mental fuel to start off the week! Go out and be great by creating greatness in your life.
Make Life An Adventure, a GREAT Adevnture!