Greatness…A Life We Are All Meant To Live
People settle. The majority of people in our world think that what they want is comfort. They want to settle into the regular sleep and wake cycle of our world. They go to work at a job that they tolerate— well enough not to quit. Retirement is looking more and more appealing. They live in their three-bedroom ramblers, maintain their marriages, and spend time around the television with their children at night. As appealing as this life may sound, this is not the life we were meant to live. We were created for so much more. We were created for greatness.
Greatness isn’t something you can stumble upon. Greatness isn’t something that you can search the world for. The truth is, each of us was born with greatness inside of us. We need to search within ourselves to pinpoint what it is that will turn the ordinary and comfortable life into a life that serves someone other than ourselves. In fact, when we live a life where we achieve greatness—we have actually lived a life where we have found our purpose.
When I was in my High School and early college days, everything always seemed so clear to me. If I wasn’t sure of a decision to make in life, I would pray about it and within a week, it became abundantly clear to me. The decisions seemed so simple. I was young, healthy, vibrant, and always excited for the next adventure. It wasn’t until about mid-way through chiropractic school when I had been consistently putting in 80-90 hours of class and studying per week that all of a sudden, decisions seemed a little murkier. I had pushed so hard and lost nearly every area of balance in my life that I was exhausted. I was actually beyond exhausted. My gas tank wasn’t just on empty, it was starting to evaporate entirely.
It was during this period in my life that I suddenly became very sick. Like the flip of a switch— or so I thought—I went from healthy to unhealthy overnight. I eventually came to the point where I could barely get out of bed and found myself denying any type of adventure. In fact, I had denied myself any type of adventure or greatness for years. I had lost the purpose of my life, which is to be a healer. To implode the current beliefs on illness and disease. To forever change peoples lives by allowing them to heal and gain back their power. It is only when you are robbed of your power that you can not tap into your inner greatness.
My challenge to you is to set aside a weekend all to yourself or to share with a spouse and reach deep inside of yourself and determine what your purpose is and what road blocks might be in the way from living a life set on that purpose. Make action steps to align your life with that purpose and then brace yourself. Actually, don’t just brace yourself. Strap on your seatbelt and attach your oxygen mask because you are about to be thrown into a world that you have never experienced before. Greatness. Purpose. Living a life worth living.