Greatness isn’t a product of luck or chance.
Greatness doesn’t occur by accident.
Greatness isn’t even a result of superior talent.
Greatness is simply wanting something more than anyone else and working harder than anyone else to achieve that goal.
Greatness takes immense amounts of dedication and desire to be achieved.
My favorite 7th grader’s club basketball coach posted this last weekend. He wrote it several hours after my daughter completed her goal of shooting 10,000 baskets (the basket tally began in November). I do not know if he thought of AG when he wrote it, but I certainly thought of her as I read it.
My daughter is an Achiever —she comes by it honestly. Her personal drive mirrors my own and is fascinating for me to watch. This week, AG is basking in the glow of accomplishment knowing that she completed more basketball shots in the last couple of months than she ever dreamed she would.
You might be wondering—Is there another reward?
Apart from the confidence and skill gained by completing the baskets, my daughter is also enjoying the knowledge that her basketball coach will spend an afternoon running 5 X 1 mile repeats with her. You see, that was the deal.
10,000 completed baskets = 5 X 1 mile repeats. The fact that her motivation for shooting 10,000 baskets was the ability to run 5 X 1 mile repeats with her coach says a lot about my daughter… I think that her coach is envisioning a nice leisurely pace—I can assure you that AG is planning to run fast enough to reach the finish line before he does!
We all search for greatness in our lives and we all have different motivations that drive us to pursue that greatness. My genuine love for animals drives me to care with greatness on my cattle farm. This is my vocation and I strive to achieve it each and every day.
Caring with greatness takes dedication.
Caring with greatness takes discipline.
Caring with greatness takes empathy and attention to detail.
Caring with greatness ensures healthy animals.
I am proud to grow your beef while caring with greatness.