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Everywhere I go these days I hear so many discussions on greatness. We all have dreams and visions of grandeur. In fact, I have not met a person yet that does not have a deep longing and desire for greatness and success.

Unfortunately, what I have discovered over the years is that most people live their lives in hope but never make it to manifestation. I’ve been privileged to work with people all over the world and empower them to live greater lives.

While we all come from different backgrounds and experiences, the strategies are the same for reaching your greatest potential in life. The journey to greatness will not be an easy journey. However, it will be the greatest adventure of your life and it will bring you the most satisfaction.

Here are a four strategies for pursuing greatness in every area of your life:

1. You have to be willing to walk alone.

I’m sure that you may be a little confused at why I would put this as the first step. However, I want to warn you that the journey to greatness is unconventional. What I have discovered over the years is that everybody wants greatness.

However, not many are willing to walk the path that will produce greatness. When I made the decision many years ago to pursue greatness, I realized that my decision immediately separated me from others.

Some people are great for your present reality but they are not good for your destiny. The moment you take a step toward greatness you will have to take steps away from familiarity. You will learn quickly not everybody wants the same things in life. Also, you will discover that some people are not willing to leave the path of convenience to get on the path to change.

If you are not willing to walk alone, you will abort all the possibilities of what your life can be. You must have the audacity to break away from the status quo if you want to birth significance through your life.

“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2. You have to develop an uncommon belief system.

So many people have asked me for the key to my success. Ultimately, I believe that the development of my mind has been the greatest key to my success. My willingness to uproot toxic thoughts, break negative cycles, confront limitations and reprogram my mind has all been major keys to my success.

More importantly, I had to develop an unshakeable belief system. How did I do that? I learned how to reimagine my world. In other words, I stopped being ruled by the conditions around me and I started ruling through my convictions.

My future became bigger than all my fears. One day I decided that I was going to stop living in the prison of the past and I was going to start living in the possibilities of the promise. That decision shifted me and changed the entire trajectory of my life.

I discovered that you have to believe in yourself even when nobody else believes in you. You can sit around and feel sorry for yourself or you can unleash the force of significance that has been placed on the inside of you. When you unleash the power of your mind you propel manifestation in your world.

3. You must be fueled by an uncommon vision.

What separates the average from the great? Great men are consumed with an uncommon vision. I have been blessed to achieve success in my life. What intrigues me is that nobody is really interested in the process. However, everyone is interested in the product of success.

At one season of my life all I had was a dream. That dream was the driving force in some of the darkest moments in my life. I had an uncommon vision and I was thinking of the day when all that sacrifice would culminate in success and extraordinary achievements. Now my work is recognized around the world and I am a highly respected thought leader.

You may feel like you are in the fight of your life. It may seem like the adversity is greater than you can bear. However, when you are fueled by an uncommon vision there is no valley that can defeat you.

Your destination has to become greater than your discomfort. Never forget that there’s an expected end for your life. Never allow adversity to extinguish the dream that is in your heart. Your destiny is always worth fighting for.

“Have a vision. It is the ability to see the invisible. If you can see the invisible, you can achieve the impossible.” – Shiv Khera

4. You have to be committed to excellence.

It seems excellence has become a buzzword in this era. While many are familiar with the word, few people really know what it takes to produce a life of excellence. Many people hear me speak and read my books and they are immediately fascinated. However, what they do not know is that excellence does not happen in a moment.

Excellence is produced through a decision to bring your best to every moment. Mediocrity may provide you with a comfortable life. However, excellence will produce a world-class life.

My goal was never to be good. After all, nobody remembers the good. I set an intention years ago to be the best in the world at what I do. The price has been greater than you would ever know. However, the reward of uncommon disciplines is unrivaled excellence.

Many people in the world today are fascinated with a future they are unwilling to pay the price for. You do not have to dream about a better life. You can commit to excellence and create a life beyond anything you could have ever imagined. Be willing to do what others won’t and live your wildest dreams!

How do you make sure you achieve greatness in your life? Please leave a comment below and let us know!

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