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What is your definition of greatness?

How do you define greatness?

Greatness can be defined in many ways.  I was listening to the Lewis Howes “School of Greatness” podcast recently and he was interviewing fellow keynote speaker and best-selling author, Tim Grover.  It got me thinking about my definition of greatness and how it relates to my life.  Does being great mean that you are better than everyone else?  Does it mean that you must dedicate your whole life to your craft?  As an avid tennis fan, I envy Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.  To me, they embody greatness and everything it should stand for.  In the #CJJblog this week, I give you my take on why I think they are great and some tips for you to apply to your everyday life.  Enjoy.

  • Consistency.  True greatness is the ability to consistently be successful.  What is your performance like on your off days?  These two tennis greats have combined for 38 Grand Slam titles – Nadal (20) and Djokovic (18) – as well as 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles (tied for most all-time).  They have maintained the highest level of performance over the last 15+ years.
  • CANEI.  Constant and Never-Ending Improvement.  As young pros, both Djokovic and Nadal were average baseline players.  Now, they are regarded as some of the best volleyers in the sport because of their determination to improve their game.  What are you constantly improving?
  • Mental toughness. To be great, you must adopt a resilient, never-give-up mindset.  Are you behind schedule on something?  Have you experienced some setbacks recently?  Find a way to win.
  • Confidence.  With humility.  Nadal is widely respected and known for his calm demeanor and professionalism.  How calm, you ask?  He has never thrown a racket in his entire professional career.  Are you on that level of humility?
  • Drive.  Both of these men have the drive and passion to be the best.  Do you?
  • Health.  To be great, you must take care of yourself both mentally and physically.  Always remember, the best ability is availability.
  • Great team. Greatness doesn’t come without surrounding yourself with quality individuals to help you succeed.  Think of the five people that you are closest with.  Are they helping or hindering you?

Did You Know?  Coach was on a recent video call with Kathryn Evans Nunez, Founder of The Social Selling Agency discussing the importance of having a personal mission statement – You can check it out HERE.

Life Tip #106:  To develop stronger willpower, start by making and keeping promises with yourself

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