“There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one’s maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.”
Here is a truth: Doing great things takes work.
No matter how easy the great make it look <whatever “it” is> … “it” takes focus … some attitude <okay .. a lot of attitude> and a commitment to getting the shit kicked out of you along the way.
Sorry about that folks but, yes, a commitment to getting the shit kicked out of you.
Greatness is not a smooth road.
Because unfortunately greatness isn’t really a balanced relationship. What I mean by that is that along the way … the really great people truly show respect for all and everyone. But, yet, other people get to play by other rules <i.e., others don’t have to show respect for other individuals>.
But sometimes the rocky road is far more interesting and rewarding in the end.
And often, it seems, the rocky road is the high road.
Simply … greatness is achieved by winning the right way despite the fact others play the wrong way.