Destiny

Greatness

Now I get that quote, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

When I’m at my best it scares me a bit but it seems to scare those witnessing it even more. I see the look in people’s eyes and I feel the energy they give off. They can get overawed, but then I see that they really appreciate it. At times anyway. When a person is at their absolute best the person sitting on the opposite end is either thrilled or highly intimidated. It all depends whether they are with you or against you at that moment. Your boundless energy is likely to further their interests or it is a threat to their plans.

Upon self-reflection I realise that I have been scared of scaring others away. Afraid to be that ‘outlier’ unit among the standard issue products. I have been avoiding what is meant for me; greatness. From this day onwards I shall embrace me for who I am. I am now free of my safety blanket, my comfort zone, and I am announcing my presence and intent to take what is mine. What I offer to the world is a spectacle, a free viewing of a man being the best that he can be. Do not stand in my way. Should you wish to be a winner come with me.

I will end off with another famous quote, “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.”

Conquer

The ruler of success

A relative recently asked, “how does one measure success?” Some genius replied that first, you take out a ruler… Sometimes a long answer is a better reply to a short question.

In many fields of life there are measures of success, for example in business – how many people you employ or the profit you make; in football – how many goals you score, etc. In one’s private life there can also be externally imposed measures of success, that is, expectations that other place on you. Did you graduate? Are you happily married and rich with 2 perfect kids, and are you doing better than all those celebrities we worship so much? No? Well then…

Other measures of success are self imposed. Losing weight, gaining promotion, starting a business, writing an autobiography by age 29. These are objective measures and so they should be easy to measure. However these benchmarks are usually determined to appease ones emotions. To create a sense of accomplishment. So setting cold stats as targets is easy, doing so from an emotional angle complicates matters.

So it should be easy to measure success but it is not, but either way all you need is a measure. In things regarding a short length a ruler is used to measure success. In life a ruler is unlikely to do the trick…
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