“But be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.” (Twelfth Night, or What You Will)
This one is a very popular line and we have heard it a lot. What I like about it is that it makes greatness accessible to all. Despite our doubts and fears, we all have greatness in us – if we could only let it thru, let it shine. We are works of art by a Creator of all things (my personal belief) and most times, we forget about that.
We mesmerize while observing works of art at a Museum, while reading a poem, or a brilliant piece; however, we don’t do the same when we look in a mirror. Why is that? It puzzles me too. Maybe it is because in failing to recognize this greatness we protect ourselves from being afraid of it, from letting it out – from stepping up to the plate and becoming great.