How Elusive Is Your Greatness?

Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, godlike feature that only the special among us will ever taste, it's something that truly exists in all of us. WillSmith

“Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, godlike feature that on the special among us will ever taste, it’s something that is truly exists on all of us.” -Will Smith

Keep this in mind whenever you think about greatness and yourself in the same sentence or conversation.

It is easy to think that only a select few are only able to achieve greatness simply by their accomplishments. You can say that about celebrities, athletes, innovators, business people, and the rich. It is easy to accept this because society has told us that if we are not on their level, or even close to it, we have not achieve greatness. That alone can cause a person to have a negative view on what they have already accomplished in their life.

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I want to tell you that greatness is not limited to those who are put on a pedestal by society. Greatness is not as elusive or godlike as you may think. I also want to tell you that greatness is not random or rare among your life. What am I telling you?


Greatness has existed in you since day 1 and still exists today! Everything that you have done up to this point, whether you believe it or not, speaks of greatness in itself. You have overcome obstacles in your life, learned new things, continue to make it from day-to-day. When you reflect on all that you have done, it may not be on the scale of society’s definition of greatness, but you are the true definition of greatness!


Do not let anyone or anything tell you that you are not great! 

Do not let anyone or anything try to compare you and bring you down about your greatness! 

Do not let anyone or anything stand between you and your greatness!

There is simply no place for any of that in your life! The only reason why you would let any of that make you feel less than great is because you believe them more than you do yourself. STOP THAT NONSENSE!


Continue to reflect on what makes you great so that you can either build upon it or add new things to your life. If you have not yet started to define yourself among greatness, you should start right now and change your mindset to realize who and what you are: GREATNESS!

You and I are greatness defined, and we do not need society to tell us otherwise!

Let’s remember that if you believe you are not greatness, you will not do great things, but if you believe you are greatness, you will start and continue to do great things in life.


I must ask you simply two questions, and I would love for you to give them some serious thought. Feel free to share or comment on this post below:

  1. How is elusive is your greatness?
  2. How do you define your own greatness?

Michael J. Fite

I am a husband, father, life coach, motivator, and sailor wrapped into one guy with one mission in mind: To bring you the motivation and inspiration one post at a time!

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