All of us as human beings have been taught “from the cradle on” about how the real world operates, and we are “told” that this reality exists independent from our own ideas of it. Would it surprise you if you learned that after your own death one day this was not true? What if there was “more to the story?” Would it change things for you if you learned that the life you had, was the one you created for yourself out of the ideas in your head? Would you continue to accept your version of reality as being unchangeable because of the ideas handed down or given to you, and for the remainder of your life? If you knew this to be true, would it make any difference in how you would choose to create and live the life you call your own?

Personal responsibility and personal accountability is a very frightening concept to many individuals. However, if you want to have a life of greatness (however, you may define that for yourself) you will have to create it through taking personal responsibility and personal accountability for your life. There is no other way.

Many individuals go through their entire lives by living only a “half-life.” What I am meaning by this is that they are afraid to grow the ideas they have in their heads about who and what they perceive and interpret themselves to be. To be very clear here, growing one’s ideas of one’s self and the world around them will indeed result in life changes. It is your choice. You can create the changes you then choose to respond to, or you will be forced to deal with the changes life imposes upon you. It all depends upon your “life focus.”

In a manner of speaking, there are two types of individuals on the planet at this time. There are those who accept average and ordinary lives, and then there are those who create lives of greatness. Each type of individual will be absolutely convinced of the reality of their life’s expression. To say it another way, in all areas of their life, they will know that what they have, and what they can have is what they are realistically capable of. Therefore, the real question becomes what does “realistically capable of” mean?

Those who create lives of greatness know that they are the one who determines what they are capable of. Whereas those who accept lives, which are average and ordinary, allow life itself to determine for them what they are capable of. Those who create lives of greatness are not afraid of “stretching themselves developmentally out of their comfort zone,” in terms of growing the ideas in their head. Only the average and ordinary life finds comfort in staying true to what is already known, in terms of “accepting reality.”

If you find yourself, desiring something which is “not realistically possible” to go after, ask yourself the question “Why is it not realistically possible to achieve?” Asking this question of yourself over time, while being “quiet inside with an open mind,” may bring you a surprising answer. Sometimes in life, we are actually meant to not succeed in something we are attempting to create new in our lives. The reason for this is that we sometimes have to “develop something within ourselves first,” and this hypothetical “failure” is a part of that process.

Let me say this another way. No matter what the results you may find yourself experiencing of your attempted creations, know that it is all good. Why? Because it will teach you something about yourself and life that you will need when you get where it is you are attempting to go. Therefore, do not wait. Right now today, take a developmental step forward in a new direction in your life. From the outside, it may appear that you are doing the same things, but from within, something is different now. You are serving notice to your inner self that you are working on developing your life forward in the direction of the life of greatness you came here to have.

If you care about yourself, and if you care about any loved ones in your life, then rise up to the challenge of what you came here to do. You did not come here to have a life that is average and ordinary. You came here to challenge yourself to grow beyond the ideas of yourself and the world around you to create a life of greatness (so that we all may benefit from that.)

This article here is not the place for me to elaborate deeply on the fact that our world is changing in profound ways. You are changing in profound ways. You only need to open your eyes and look around with the open-mindedness of a non-judgmental child to see the truth of this. All over the world, people are seeking out those who would “lead the way” by the very example of living their own life to the fullest expression possible. It really is that simple. The greatest thing you can do to help our world (I trust this is important to you) is for you to “face your fears” and grow your ideas of what you believe is possible for you.

I do not know how to convince you that the life you are presently living is not all that you came here to be. What is it about you that is of interest to you right now in your life? What is it about your life right now that you would like to change? Pretend for a moment that you had the power to do anything you wanted to with your life, what would that be? The answer to that question is what you need to start on today by taking a first step (or continuing) in the direction of that picture.

If you are not sure how to get started or continue, I am sure you know how not to get started or continue. Use this if need be as a “tuning fork” as you move forward. No matter who you are, or what you choose to do, if it is from a space within you attempting to create your life of greatness, by way of growing yourself forward in this respect, know there is no greater life work with which to be involved.

Trust yourself. Trust your creativity. Trust in your own direction. Trust that all you need will come to you, in one way or another. No one ever said adulthood was supposed to be easy and free of any challenges or difficulties. By the same token, no one ever said once you become an adult that you are finished “growing.”

If you wish to have a life of greatness, the choice is yours. If you will accept a life that is or will become average and ordinary, the choice is also yours. The world needs the greatness you have within you. En-masse the world over, this is how we save the future of our world for our children, grandchildren, and beyond. Ask yourself, if this is too difficult for you to attempt in your life, what are you teaching the loved ones who surround you in your life?

Do you teach them by the example of your life, how to create a life of greatness by always growing the best version of yourself possible? Or, on the other hand, do you teach them how to create a life that is average and ordinary because you live your life on “auto-pilot?”

Author's Bio: 

My name is Charles Stewart and I want to thank my readers for taking the time to read this article. To learn more, please visit and watch the video there, as it is self-empowering and may remind one of why they were born. Do not forget to go to the free introductory downloads page and get an introductory version download of my book "What's This Life For?"