Be Someone Great, Do Something Great
Those were the words that came from Kenny when I was at his presentation. The order of the phrase is right. In your life, you have to “be” before you can “do”. So what are you trying to do these days in your life?
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“Be Someone Great, Do Something Great” – Kenny Luck (Men’s Pastor)
All the so-called overnight successes were already being great people before they were recognized for doing great things. Wayne Gretzky one of the world’s greatest professional hockey players was given the nickname, The Great One. This is because Wayne exemplified excellence in his approach to the game of hockey with a black belt level mindset.
The following famous quotes from Wayne tell us where his focus was always at:
“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be”
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
How about Michael Jordan?
Jordan was famously known to stay late after practice and take 300 practice free throws. He honed his craft even when most people thought he “made it”. That is the difference between a great mindset and a mediocre mindset. Here is Jordan’s approach to being someone great:
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Points to 5 Minute Clarity
1. Who are you right now?
2. What do you want to be known for?
3. What do you want to be remembered for after you retire or leave this planet?
4. How are your goals challenging you to be someone great?
5. What can you do today to increase your “being” versus your “doing”?
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