Forget About ‘Being’ Great

The quickest route to becoming great is doing great.

great-leaders-great-deedsIf your ambition is to become a great leader be sure to include ‘doing great’ at the top of your ‘to do’ list.

Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.  –  Marina Abramovic

A major hurdle in doing great things can be a rigid sense of perfection or internal ideals. When we are more motivated by our image and how others see us than what we can do to improve things for others – whether it is customer service, a safer product, better working conditions or simple consideration – our deeds are more likely to reflect shallowness and self-centeredness than greatness.

Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness.  –  Jose Marti

The truly great leaders don’t just do great, they inspire others to do great. When a leader’s great words, great example and great deeds inspire other to greatness the whole world benefits.

Great deeds are not necessarily big deeds nor do they always demand or get prime time coverage. Many great deeds are small in nature, but huge in impact. Great leaders have a gift for seeing the potential for greatness in big and small actions.

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.  –  Vincent Van Gogh