Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Path to Greatness

The road to greatness,

Starts with a deep sensation within you,

Where you just wish someone would believe in you.

You just wish someone would give you a chance.

You start because you are tired of losing...

Then, the daily disciplines,

Day in and day out,

Bring you to become

Someone you weren't even sure you could become.

You see growth and others see it too.

You start to believe you were destined for greatness.

You start to believe you can actually win...

Then, comes the moment when the approval and affirmation of others,

Just isn't enough.

The competition has dried up.

For a while,

You forget who you were competing with,

And then you realize you are now competing with yourself.

Your new outlook is more about being the best you can be.

Your focus has moved from just beating others.

When it comes to the end of something,

Whether its school,

A game,

Or just life,

The score board doesn't really matter.

All you really want to be able to say is,

"I gave it my all"...

<SI> Scott Izu, PhD
© January 2015


  1. You, My friend, Get better with everything you write. Greatness is in the eye of the beholder. Your last line said it all, It is all we can do to do all we can do. You do very well in my view. Keep it up. Casey Patrick.

  2. Thank you brother! The hardest thing for a man to do is see who he really is. The second hardest is to see his value, worth and greatness after what he just saw!