Reaching Greatness – It Gets Lonelier On The Way
People are always coming and going in and out of life. This happens especially if we choose to strive for change and self-improvement.
Our perception and ideals would continue to change, and the people we use to hang out with no longer share the same feelings or in worse scenario, could become incapable to understand and communicate with our newer, improvedand character. Additionally, when our behaviors change, others will distance themselves from us as they reject us for being “different”. They may also envy us, wish us bad luck, try to deter us, as we strive for success…unfortunately. Of course we wish for them to change for the better together, but we all walk a different path in life. That is something must be accepted in life.
People fear difference. Sometimes people limit themselves because they are afraid to be different.
Consequently, it gets lonelier the more we change and try to become our better selves. Thus, the dilemma for each of us…
In the face of loneliness, how do I respond?
Can I maintain myself with confidence?
Or will I choose conformity out of fear?
Can I presevere, knowing it will only get more difficult?
Or will I take the easy way out instead?
And worst case, will I be okay with the fact that no one in the world can understand me?
Let me share this quote:
Anybody can be famous
Fame is cheap
Fame is easy
Fame is fleeting,
Try achieving greatness.
Greatness is hard
Greatness is lonely
Greatness is work
Greatness is humbling
Greatness is a responsibility and greatness lasts forever,
you don’t want greatness do you?
Therefore, greatness requires determination and perseverance. Striving for greatness is a true test of ourselves, and that’s why we need to know who ourselves really are and what we want.
For those of us who choose greatness, we can safely assume the individuals who stay with us by our side on this path will be the greatest companions we will ever encounter in life. Encounterance with these individuals are truly invaluable, so we shall know and cherish these individuals.
Originally posted 2007-06-08 23:50:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter