By Josh Okello
We all have thought of being the greatest we can ever be. We have dreamt of leaping to the next socio-economic class or getting to the top echelons list of our societies. On our way to greatness, we meet challenges that ground us, making us reel on our knees in desperation. Our intent is what can make the dreams come true. Are you driven by good intentions? And are you really intending to be the greatest you can ever be?
Intentions and wishes
When your intentions over shadow your wishes, then you can go an extra mile to implement the process to greatness. “Wish” is a lousy word. It means you are thinking about good intentions but too reluctant to act. It is very easy to be trapped in wishes.
Intentions and Actions
We all know that smart and hard work results to success however, some people know what it takes to be great but fail to act with good intentions. I used to work in a big grocery store before I started my business and nearly all the people who were not managers did not have the intentions of Succeeding with the store. One employee once told me a phrase that struck me the most; “minimum work for minimum wage. Catchy!” He said. How damaging can this be? Is this an attitude to build one to success? The fact that we are acting irresponsibly can only damage us.
These are the kind of intentions that can never lead to success. What if the business closes? Then we are rendered jobless. We need to do all things with intentions to be successful. Martin Luther King once said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
Reversed Golden Rule
Do unto others only those things you would do unto yourself.
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© Joshua Okello 2015.