"Stories" from the Collective (YOU)

Monthly Marvel - 2012 August

by Steve M Nash
(Holmfirth, UK)

Monthly Marvel Online: 13

Inspirational Greatness Quotes...

"What's all the fuss about 'greatness', Steve - just show me money (the inspirational quotes)!"...

Well, dear Monthly Marvel reader, greatness is about as inspirational as it gets when it comes to living a full life, living a life to be proud of, living a life that inspires others to do the same.

That's what I say, anyway. But am I there yet? Oh no!

Do I recognise others that live great lives? Yes.
  • They are the people with infectious laughs that always leave you with tears in your eyes and your belly sore from laughing more than you wanted to.

  • They are the people who 'turn the other cheek' when you insult or belittle or sneer at them, knowing that you're just having an 'off day' and it's nothing personal.

  • They are the people who try, try and try again to achieve their dreams, never listening to those who say they can't.

  • They are people like you and like me - we all have our 'great days', after all - who decide to act 'big' rather than our default reactionary 'small', in a certain 'difficult' situation.
Self-help, or personal development if you prefer, is ONLY about the following, to me
  • being the best (greatest) version of yourself that you can be
  • having a really good time whilst you're being that person
Everything else, is just details...

So, that's kinda why I'm big on greatness right now - I've decided it matters, matters more than anything else.

That's why I'm a fan of The Sedona Method from Hale Dwoskin (and The Work by Byron Katie) as it's about YOU responding to the world in as BIG a way as possible - not reacting, but choosing to respond (as much as you are able) from your highest place.

And that's why I love Mark Twain's quote (see below) - it reveals the powerfully transformational effects you can have on the life of another WHEN you access your greatness!...

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YOUR Feedback - What You Say!

This issue's contribution is from anonymous who shows us, via her low self-esteem, what the opposite of greatness looks like: smallness!

When you read through her short list of low self esteem signs imagine that this is how you see the world, ALL of it, and imagine how small, and 'less' that world would be...
Read Anonymous' Low Self Esteem Signs -- Click here!

Mark Twain Marvels...

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

More Greatness Quotes...
"The first step toward greatness is to be honest."
-- Proverb

"A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness."
-- Elbert Hubbard

"Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great."
-- Cher

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
-- William James

"If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both."
-- Horace Mann

"To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them."
-- Charles de Montesquieu

What I Say about Mark Twain's Inspirational Greatness Quote...

Listen to my thoughts about this greatness quotation in the video below...

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