(You are Brilliant!)

How great are you? If you are like most people your answer is that you aren’t great at all. Oh, you believe that you are a good person and maybe you’ve had some very brief great moments but nah, you just don’t see yourself being all that great. Well, are you great or aren’t you?

You are the sum total of your experiences. The many good experiences you have had are perfect and nothing needs to be improved upon so you just let them be. The not so good experiences you have had means that there is some work or adjustments to be made in that area. Now this is a very good system and it leads you to be constantly improving and growing in wisdom but since most of your work is in trying to improve the not so good experiences so that you don’t repeat them, you start believing very wrongly that that’s all there is to you and if the not so good experiences are all that you are, obviously you are terribly flawed. Wrong!

The truth is that you are good, in fact you are great in the truest sense of the word. You are the one who really cares. You are the one who feels bad when you hurt someones feelings even if it was justified. You are the one who has bounced back from adversity and helped someone else. You are the one that is always there for someone even if you have to cancel your own plans. You are the one that always tries to make peace. You are the one that always sees the good in someone else even if it is minuscule.

It’s time to call a spade a spade. It’s time to own your own greatness. It’s time to think of yourself as … dare I say, the great person that you are. Being great doesn’t mean that there’s no more work to be done. Being great doesn’t mean that you are better than anyone else. Being great means that given what you’ve been through and given what you think in your heart and given what you’ve had to work with, you have survived and grown in wisdom and compassion and you keep growing and wanting to grow more every day. You know that great people do great things and if you start owning your greatness, great things are sure to happen.

(c)2012 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


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