Thought Tool: What it takes to be Great!
Saturday, May 25, 2013
"Good morning my genius friends.
I'm stuck on Michelangelo here (I'm reading about him obviously), but there is so much to learn from him... perhaps you know that the head and hands of the statue of David are larger proportionally than they should be. Do you know why?
Because Michelangelo knew that "David" would be some 20 ft off the ground. The farther away an object is, the smaller it appears. He made the head larger so it could be seen in proper proportion to the rest of the body as people looked up from the foot of the statue.
There is a lesson here.
SOMETIMES there are SEASONS when parts of your life must be bigger than the others in order to bring proportion and balance to your life. People often think we should keep everything "equal"..... but not if you want to excel, not if you want to be a GENIUS in your chosen area.
If you want to be a great writer (like I do), you must spend more time reading and writing than you do hanging out with friends. It's not easy to make those choices. But it's your CHOICES, not your intellect that determines your genius. Many people desire greatness, few realize the sacrifices you have to make to achieve it.
But it's worth it.
It's soooooo worth it.
And I believe in you."