6 myths about Greatness

Greatness is due to good fortune

When opportunity meets preparation the offspring is usually called good fortune or luck. Greatness does not depend on the luck factor. Life is governed by the laws of cause and effect.

The seeds that we plant determine the harvest that we get. Preparation can mean the difference between winning and losing. Very few people become successful by mistake. Sustained greatness is a result of deliberate planning, focused effort and hard-work. The seed of greatness is taking personal responsibility for our lives and destiny.

As long as one is banking on luck to catapult one to greatness, one has a long and miserable wait ahead. Gary Player, a great golfer of the 1980s, once said, “The more I practise, the luckier I become”.

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