Want To Be Great?

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ~ John Quincy Adams.

Great Teachers Don't Teach. Great Salesmen Don't Sell. Great Parents Don't Parent. They Inspire.  Want to be great at anything? Inspire others to take actions that they would not otherwise take.

Inspire others to paint possibility pictures in their minds. To visualize their dreams and take action. Want to make a real difference in this world? ~ Want to inspire other people to be great?  ~ Here's how.

When Michelangelo was asked how he carved the magnificent David from a slab of marble his response was "The angel was already in the marble I simply had to set him free." Inspiring others is about releasing something from within that is already there ~ Releasing an angel.

To be credible though, and to influence others, we need to be seen to be carving away at our own block of marble. If we wish to inspire others we need to first release our own angel from the stone. We must carve our own angel in order to help others release theirs. Michelangelo said that releasing David from the stone was simply about carving away the excess to reveal the angel within. ~ If you want to be great.

Carve away at your own block of stone and reveal the angel within.


1 comment:

  1. Dan: Great post - the word "inspire" means to "breathe life into." I totally agree with you; the greatest gift you can give anyone is to provide something that can "breathe life into" them. We all share the same air, sometimes we have to take our metaphorical oxygen masks and share it with a friend. You have done that for me. Thank you!