Of the many strengths we observe in those who invest their lives to make a significant difference, one special positive is the human desire for greatness. Zeal to become someone great is not the same as lust for power or fame but rather the integral character strength of people who work hard even when no one is looking, who show others compassion even when not deserved and a strong will to endure, no matter what.
Without question, too, longing for greatness accelerates when surrounded by great people – those naturally leading along paths to greatness: Parents who understand the big picture and mentors with vision, who challenge and challenge and challenge again until finally chronological maturity and destiny for mission converge in a moment of decision, the next step. The cutting edge is fear-inducing and full of risk but for those pursuing greatness it’s everything.
To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity. To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd. You rescue the humble, but you humiliate the proud. (Psalm 18: 25-27)