In times of crisis we often see the rise of greatness both in ourselves and others. But what would it take to bring greatness to the forefront without a crisis? Do we need to wait or can we lead ourselves before the crisis begins?
I was inspired to think about this while watching a documentary on Winston Churchill this weekend. We talk about it in more detail in the podcast, but you can see the Dunkirk Rescue link for the details of what prompted all this.
In America there has been a lot of 'talk' by political pundits about making America great - again. But what does that even mean? And do we need to wait for a leader to come in on his/her white horse to return us anywhere?
Watching the video and seeing the faces of the men who participated in the rescue of the British, Belgium, and French soldiers on the coast of France in WWII and in those being rescued I was reminded that when we want to, many of us have greatness in us.
I know you do. What I don't know for me and you is how to get it moving without a war?
Following this event was a speech given by Winston Churchill reminding everyone that a rescue wasn't a victory and the war had only begun. But it was this event that marked the inspiration for the country of Britain to rise up and endure what was coming.
Greatness in our self is easier when we have a great leader to inspire us. But what if there are none?
The hardest part about this question isn't to just be inspired by the idea, but to take the idea and put it into action. This seems to be the great breakdown when there is no specific leadership directing the next steps.
But if we want to know our own greatness without a great crisis, we must be willing to lead in our own lives first. The steps we take must be in our own life before we start telling others what they should do.
And here is the great breakdown. As we mentioned in the previous post, liberty requires responsibility and that is why so few seek it.
But this is the question I invite you to consider today. What is greatness to you? Who would you need to become that would exemplify greatness?
And I'm not just talking about words. What would greatness with NO WITNESS be to you? If no one ever knew, no one ever said thank you, no one ever compensated you.
Would this be a worthwhile endeavor? Would you invest your life in this?
Ah, it is Monday and we are back to great questions! But this journey requires us to keep focus and to move forward and only this can be done when it is our greatest desire and we can move beyond distraction.
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