I wrote up an transcript of the video here
Greatness is not some esoteric quality that only a few of us have. It’s not this god given gift that is predetermined among us and only a few people have this innate quality to ever achieve greatness. NO, greatness lies in every single one of us. We all have the ability to become great but the difference lies in what we are willing to do to get there and how we are going to do it. You know there is a certain redemptive power that making a CHOICE has. We all wake up in the morning when the sun rises and we have an opportunity that lies before us. We have a multitude of tasks at our disposal and we either be productive or seek instant gratification. But that choice is up to us.
All the people you look up to in this world that are great, those honorary figures and the community leaders. They all worked to get to to where they wanted to be, they all put in as much time and effort every single day to get there. Nothing worth it in this world comes easy, nothing great ever comes without a sacrifice. All these successful people were willing to do what ever it took to get there. But it’s something even more than just about putting in the work and the effort. It’s something more than that. And it all starts with your mind, because the first step before anyone else believes it, is that YOU have to believe it. It is all about your belief system, and your thought process of how you are going to succeed by carrying out the activities that activities that you carry out to reach the ultimate goal that you envisioned. You gotta believe that this is what I’m are going to do , this is how I’m going to do it and NO ONE or ANYTHING is ever going to stop me from reaching that goal.
You got to say to yourself, I thought of it… and it’s done. The world has to wait and see the finished product and all the successful people in this world, they whole heart believe what they are going to do will not result in failure because they can’t fail. No one or nothing is going to deter them from reaching their goal and they whole heartily believe that. The person that has the slightest doubt. Well … He might as well not even try because he who says he can and he who says he can not are both usually right that nine times out of ten the person who truly truly believes he can succeed, will.
Every successful person whole heartily embodies that belief, that they are going to success. They believe it mentally, emotionally, physically, psychologically, physiologically, it all becomes one and it all acts towards reaching that ultimate goal. The word confidence i don’t want to use that because that term sells it short, it’s something more than that. They are willing to do what ever it takes. They are willing to make as many sacrifices as it may take to get there. Whether is means not seeing their families , not hanging out with friends , not going out and partying. They are willing to DIE for their cause, because they cant fail if they act on the belief and every person you ever looked up to they whole heartily believe they they will succeed when they act on that belief.
You know Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team and he told his parents he was going to be a professional basketball player is that realistic? NO but , he believed it and you know the end result. What about henry ford who went bankrupt five times before he made a successful business. That isn’t realistic either, but he believed it. Burt Reynolds, was told when he was younger he couldn’t act but did that stop him? Certainly not. Clint Eastwood was told he would NEVER make it in the movies because of his physical attributes did that stop him or deter him to reach his ultimate goal? No, and the list on and on about people who failed over and over again just to succeed. When Thomas Edison took him 10000 times to refine the the light bulb, what if he gave up on the 9999th time?
Everyone has the ability to be great, but it’s all up to you. How bad do you want it?
How much are you willing to do for it? But most importantly, do you believe that it’s going to happen?