These athletes that stand out for their greatness in their sport are the ones that many people consider to be the greatest, however, many of the commercials and news articles are helping us to remember that earning a medal in your sport is not all that makes up greatness. These commercials and articles remind us that we all have greatness within us. Greatness is not in a rare DNA strand, reserved for prodigies or superstars. We all have greatness within us, we just have to find that greatness and do all we can with the greatness that God has placed within each and every one of us. What is your greatness? What is the greatness that you wish to be?
This NIKE commercial that has been playing during the Olympics has me crying like a baby each time I see it. It is a perfect model of one boy's quest to find his greatness. Eristeo and I know we will never be the fastest or longest runners or cyclists that ever lived, but to us, trying our hardest each and every time we go out there is our way of finding our greatness.
Most of us will never have the opportunity to stand on a podium or win a race, but we can all find our greatness within us by digging deep and doing our very best in pursuing our inner greatness. What is your greatness?
It’s just something we made up.
Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is a gift reserved for a chosen few, for prodigies, for superstars, and the rest of us can only stand by watching.
You can forget that.
Greatness is not some rare DNA strand, not some precious thing. Greatness is no more unique to us than breathing.
We’re all capable of it. All of us.