In one way or another, my overriding question in life has always been, “what does it take to be a great man?”. I’ve fixed my attention on this question for a long while, contemplating what a great man looks like, what kinds of things he does, what does he think and feel, and what kind of character does he have?
I want to be a great man. I believe we’re all here to be great and do great things. I know that the path of greatness is the road less traveled, so it may seem lonely at times, but I have faith that the desire to be great comes from a truthful source.
Greatness isn’t selfishness, because pursuing a great life teaches humility and contribution. Selfishness, when pursued with sincerity, reveals itself to be the seed of greatness. What we want for ourselves becomes greater when we want it for all.
On the way to being a great man, today I can be a better man.
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- I Am Getting Better, Man (gettingbetterman.wordpress.com)