Greatness is not easily defined. It’s a concept that means a lot of different things…
But – one thing is undeniable…
….Greatness is only truly achieved by those who possess a genuine heart and silent humility.
We meet so many people in life who love to boast about their achievements. They drop names (which I recently did – oops!). They talk, talk and talk…but never listen.
On the flip side. We also meet people who are beyond humble. They have given so much to this world, and to the people in it. Yet, they show no pride. No boastfulness. No self-importance. They just do their thing. And do it well.
Recently, I met two dudes. Both of these guys are very successful in their chosen fields.
One guy couldn’t stop talking about how terrific his business was, and how many awesome famous people he knows.
The other guy presented himself with modesty, and genuineness. He undervalued his achievements, and never let on once that he had reached the pinnacle of success in his career. (Only later from other people did I find out who this guy really was.)
Everyone knows the saying that actions speak louder than words. And it’s true. They really do.
If you are aiming for a life of fame and fortune, then you are missing the point.
Aim for success.
But, don’t aim for success for the sake of success. Aim for it, because you want to give something back to this world.
I would love to write a television show or movie that has a deep effect on people. Somehow, if my words could reach into their hearts and minds, and give them laughter, joy or something to think about. Then…to me…that is success.
So many people I meet here in Hollywood only desire to be “known.” But when pressed as to what they truly want to achieve, they simply look at you and say “Fame and money. What else?”
I just smile and think to myself. Where did these people lose the ability to be humble? To silently go about their life with genuineness. To simply seek to achieve greatness for the betterment of humanity.
It does not even have to be a grand scale. But, we are all in this together. This thing called life.
We might as well help each other out a little bit. So…go and be great. But, remember. No one wants to hear how great you are. Just do it. And let your actions speak for themselves.
(P.S. Wasn’t this post awesome? Aren’t I amazing? Ahhhh….just kidding!! Have a great day everyone!)