You Are Endowed With Seeds Of Greatness

But it’s been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise –
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race –
And I ain’t gonna lose –
We are the champions – my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting – till the end –
We are the champions –
We are the champions
No time for losers
‘Cause we are the champions – of the world –


Zig Ziglar once said, “Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” I was at a martial arts seminar one time when the moderator asked, “what is your biggest frustration as a teacher.” I was fascinated by the various answers some I agreed with others not. The answer that most intrigued me came from my instructor Professor Brenner. He said, “being able to see greatness in people and not being able to help them see it.”

He was dead on. As a teacher there is nothing more frustrating then seeing unrealized potential and untapped greatness. Inevitably it is the student that quits on themselves that makes me obsess for weeks. What did I say, what didn’t I say and what could I have said to better serve this person . My fifteen years of experience in teaching tells me it is always people getting in their own way. Self doubt, fear of failure, fear of success, etc…

Trees grow toward the sky because that is what trees are meant to do. Storm clouds drop rain across the land because that is what clouds do and Ralph Marston said it best about people, “In short, you are destined to achieve. Get your excuses, fears and doubts out of the way and allow that destiny to fully unfold. ”