How to Achieve greatness


How to achieve Greatness

By Ozias Mucheriwa

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Are you yearning for greatness? Sure the path to greatness is already laid out before you and everybody else willing to take the first step. Greatness, like success and the appropriation of wealth, has principles underlying it. Observation and application of those principles will certainly guarantee greatness.

Are you yearning for greatness? Sure the path to greatness is already laid out before you and everybody else willing to take the first step. Greatness, like success and the appropriation of wealth, has principles underlying it. Observation and application of those principles will certainly guarantee greatness.

Greatness is a by-product of the provision of service.

This principle has been reiterated since time immemorial. Christ the master teacher taught it, “And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” Calvin Coolidge further unraveled it. “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” On 20 January 1961, John F. Kennedy in his inaugural address breezed through this principle, “…ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” If you babble about how great you are in your neighborhood no one will believe you but if you serve many, no one can doubt your greatness. Many men and women who laid down their lives in fighting for their fellow countrymen have their names remaining in history books and no one will delete them. The names of those who received service have since sunk into oblivion.

How does this principle work? You may ask. As all other people are going about their usual businesses, great musicians for example, spend hours singing and dancing in front of no audience, perfecting and polishing their talents so that when the time comes to serve many they will be able to perform at their best. Apart from perfecting their voices, they go through rigorous practice sessions and physical exercise to remain fit. The same is true for athletes and other various disciplines. While others are enjoying, they are agreeing to be servants of their fans but when it’s time for awards they become the great among us.

In business we strive to have as many customers as we can serve, although others go to the extent of luring more than they can handle, of course to their own detriment. When your customers are in need of your services you work tirelessly until you have satisfied yourself that they have received the service which they rightfully deserve. This also earns you customer loyalty. A doctor on call can be called during the early hours of the morning when the majority is snoring and goes to save life. The greater the number of lives he/she saves, the greater they become. The more people you serve the greater you become and consequently the fatter your wallet gets in the process. It is a fact that the more clients a business has, the more money it will make, ceteris paribus. In other words, more customers you have, the more masters there are for you to serve, and the higher your income level becomes.

“Customer is king.” Agree to be a servant to as many as you can and you will discover your seeds of greatness hidden therein.

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