Find Your Greatness

The year of 2015 is coming to an end. We all had goals approximately 12 months goals, but not all have carried them through till now- including my own self-initiated goals. I’m proud of the work I’ve accomplished this year, but I’m ready for more. I’m ready to find my greatness.

A few years ago, Nike came out with a commercial titled “Find Your Greatness.” The video created much controversy. Unfortunately, I found that energy misplaced. Growing up as a big heavy-set kid, I can identify with this young man. (Funny, his name is Nathan too.)

You may watch this video and can’t relate. Let me ask you to try harder. I believe we all can. There’s a goal, achievement or accomplishment we all seek to gain in some point in our life. In order to do so, we know it (or them/they) will take an enormous amount of effort. And you’re right, it will take everything in you.

There is an internal trigger taking our personal efforts to the level of greatness. It must be turned on every day, week and month. You cannot fake it. Nor can you be not fully committed. This trigger must be switched on from an innate personal quest to fulfill this goal of greatness.

What would it take for you to find this greatness?

For me, I’m ready to be more to my children, family, friends and community. I’m ready to do more for myself so I can be more for the people who need me. I’m ready to live more of the life God has called from me. These goals are required of me to find my own greatness.

Please don’t see finding your greatness as a new mantra. This is a lifestyle. Have you thought about your goals for 2016?

Year 2016 is the year for you, me and everyone to find our greatness. Tell anyone or everyone about your goals. Obtain an accountability partner. I encourage you to be mine. One of my goals for 2016 is to run the Portland Marathon under 4hrs and 30minutes. Ideally, I’d love to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Crazy, right?! In the sharing of my personal goals, I hope you are ready to share yours with a family member or close friend. It makes the goal more realistic and forces you to get serious.

When I completed my first marathon in 2013, the glass ceiling of my current limitations was shattered. This was huge for me! A goal I had for over 10+ years was no longer a painful item on a bucket list. The first Sunday of October was no longer a sore day. Even though I needed a lot of help to cross that finish line, that accomplishment gave me so much momentum to accomplish so much more short and long-term. Well now, I’m ready to bust out another ceiling. How about you?

Join me on this journey using the tag #FindYourGreatness. Now it’s time for you to find your greatness. It’s within you. You can do it. I invite you to do the Portland Marathon with me. I’m running under my nonprofit’s Run with Dream Big. You can do a half-marathon. Or not. Either way, I’m here if you need me.

You ready to do this? Let’s go!

I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.

Nathan A. Webster, MBA

I was born, raised and currently residing in Vancouver, WA. Grateful to have an entrepreneurial life that allows me to use my God-given talents to help others pursue their passion. I'm blessed to be educated (MBA-Operations) veteran (US Marine Corps) who enjoys the community with all my family members (blood and adopted).

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