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In a recent Leadership Attraction News, I challenged readers to consider a series of thoughts from two men who achieved greatness in two very different fields—Nelson Mandela, the father of democratic South Africa, and Will Smith, one of America’s greatest entertainers. The point was to demonstrate that if these two very different leaders agree on what it takes to achieve greatness, there must be something to it.

Both men agree that, to achieve greatness, you have to focus first on yourself. Your greatness is in you, but you might have some work ahead of you, if you want to develop it into Leadership Greatness.
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One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others. Greatness truly exists in all of us.
If you think greatness is something you learn and then repeat, you’ll never achieve it. Smith and Mandela concur when it comes to continuous education.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.
In an ever-changing world, success is an illusion. Leadership Greatness demands exceptional perseverance.
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented, where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. While the other guy is sleeping, I’m working. While the other guy is eating, I’m working.
It all begins with you, demands your whole being, but delivers its rewards in ways you have yet to imagine.
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. If you are not making someone else’s life better, then you are wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other people’s lives better.

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Helanie Scott
Helanie Scott
Helanie (pronounced yeh-LAH-nee) Scott, CEO and founder of Align4Profit in Dallas, Texas, has driven stunning leadership and cultural transformations for an impressive list of organizations. She has mastered the ability to connect with her audiences in the boardroom, classroom, on stage, or in one-on-one coaching sessions. Helanie’s Align4Profit clients rave at the way her engaging programs freshen outdated mindsets and deliver results-oriented, aligned action.