Greatness arises out of a deliberate attempt to do the small on a consistent basis with a touch of excellence.
It is true that those who are faithful, with the ‘little’ that they possess in life, are better equipped to handle the ‘large’ when it is finally unveiled to them.
In addition, another truth is often revealed, that when you need something done then ask a busy person. They are the possessors of the skill-set and the discipline-set that will allow them to prioritize and delegate all the way to success.
But please allow me to share with you the five G’s that will position you so that you can begin to grow a great and deliberate life.
1. Grab A Goal
Without a goal your life will be aimless. But in your grabbing do the following…
1. Write your goal down and write it down as it has already been achieved.
2. Set a date for the achievement of that goal.
3. Divide the larger goal into smaller and manageable chunks that will allow you to achieve sub-goals along the way.
4. Get into action immediately
2. Grasp An Opportunity
Opportunity, as I think either Thomas Edison or Henry Ford said, usually appears with its sleeves rolled up. That means work.
Don’t just sit around waiting for your next opportunity. Make your opportunity. Be the maker and not just the taker – it is only your imagination away. If you can think it you can find a way to do it.
3. Grip & Never Let Go Of Life
Any dream fulfilled may require some gutsy effort. Persistence. Perseverance. Push. Press on. Once you’ve grasped and grabbed it’s time to grip.
Face each new challenge with the ‘can do’ attitude and the ‘I will find a way’ determination. You are worthy of great success, and success is for the gripper.
4. Grin & Make It Your Practice To Laugh
Smile your way all the way to success. Enjoy the journey. Always see the funny side of things. Have fun. Celebrate each small achievement. Party amidst the potential.
Share the joy with your fellow travelers including your family and friends. Laugh in the face of faith and even in the face of fear – for it will sustain and energize you.
5. Greet Each Day With A Thankful Heart
I recently watched an interview of a young man who became a quadriplegic as a direct result of a helicopter accident. His positive attitude shone throughout the interview. So what do I as an able-bodied male, have to worry about. I have so much to be thankful for, and so do you.
Greet each day with a sense of gratitude. While ever you and I have breath in our body we have so much to be thankful for. Take a regular thankful stock-take of your life and all complaints will dissipate.
Go on! Grab, grasp, grip, grin and greet. Five G’s with the greatest of ease to destroy the disease of desperation and construct the deliberate life.