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  • Writer's pictureTony Richards

A Life Of Greatness

Over the last two months, I’ve been working diligently on the learning curriculum for our leadership university, Clear Vision U.

The theme I continually come back to is, throughout the ages, it’s been propogated that a life of leadership and greatness has been reserved for a chosen few women and men who have perfection in their lives, perfect skin, perfect bank accounts, perfect teeth and throw in a royal pedigree. You get the gist of what I’m saying, right?

There are no extra human beings on the planet and I deeply believe every single one of us has a purpose connected to a life of greatness. It’s not random selection, it’s a powerful choice and series of decisions. It comes down to the decisions we make on a daily basis.

I saw Miss South Carolina, Bree Boyce on the morning television shows Tuesday morning talking about her life changing decision to lose weight. She lost over 110 pounds in a three year period of diet, exercise and commitment, thereby proving my theory in which Kings and Queens of life are not born that way, they are made and developed every day.

A great life is equal to a series of great, well-lived days strung together like a necklace of pearls. Every day you create the sum of your life. If you show up and play your best game to the fullest each and every day, you will be living an extraordinary great life, guaranteed. I work with people every single day on this, because each and every one of us needs help and encouragement. I also try to help and encourage thousands of people in my network every day through social media channels who may need that extra little help or push to go over the edge and keep their commitment to have a great life.

If you improve something in your life just 1% every single day, after one month, that amounts to a 30% increase. If you devote yourself to continuous improvement and excellence in minor ways each day, you are headed for major transformation.

The part that discourages most is the thought of having a major transformation overwhelms them at the start, but we don’t need a giant transformation today, just a small improvement increase that compounds over time and then equals a major transformation. Just a little push in the right direction that we can maintain daily to increase the total momentum. If you do not play the biggest game of life in which you are capable and realize your highest potential as a leader of yourself, you will actually be betraying yourself.

I love to spend time with older folks. I just spent time with my father-in-law last week in North Dakota, who echoed what I have heard from so many. Nothing is as dissapointing as looking back and not taking risks or realizing your full potential. Your happiness will not be as full in your later years, if you have a gap between the person you were meant to be and the person you are.

I challenge you to close the gap, consider doing these things each day:

  1. Develop your intellectual base, read something that makes you better

  2. Be more loving through an action

  3. Get more healthy through a slight change in your diet and exercise

  4. Do something spiritual

  5. Be more innovative, create something

  6. Take a few more risks

  7. Develop your relationships in a deeper way

  8. Dream more and journal your thoughts

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