Greatness is What?

Another Formidable New Year Resolution List

Another Formidable New Year Resolution List

Someone listed these New Year resolutions: Break a bad habit; Learn a new skill, Do a good deed, Visit a new place, Read a new book, Write something important; Try new food, Do something good for someone who cannot thank you; and Take an important risk. These are all good, but there is an additional dimension that has merit. As my beautiful wife was preparing her list, beside each one, she recorded the attributes these tasks would hopefully improve. Adding this additional step helps identify what we are striving to become. A successful year is measured not only by things we do—things we can check off a list. Rather, a year is successful if we become better than we were before. “Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character” (William Ward).

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