The Greatness Test

You want to know if you are great or destine for greatness?  There is a simple test that will tell you.

The test:

Ask yourself this question; “If you were given $100,000,000 for what you do, would you continue to do it afterward? Would you continue to do it with the same tenacity and commitment you do today?

If the answer is yes, then you are great or on your way to greatness. If the answer is no, you may be good, even very good, but you will never be great.

The truly great are driven by more than money and that’s what makes them so great. Tiger Woods won this weekend. It was his first win in almost 3 years. Tiger is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. It would have been easy for him to quit and stop investing the time when his slide hit. He could have said fuck it, I’m done.  But he didn’t. Tiger kept going. He slogged his way through 2 1/2 years of hell to get back on top. He didn’t quit, even though it would have been easier. He didn’t need the money. Tiger isn’t the only one. Michael Jordan didn’t quit after he made his first hundred million. Oprah hasn’t quit. Neither has Jay-Z or Federer.

It’s a really simple test. The great work their ass off to be great. The money is a nice added bonus.

Ask yourself how hard it would be to get motivate to work at your craft 15 hours a day, 6 to 7 days a week for 10 years plus, on just the belief your going to make a hundred million bucks at the end.  Now ask yourself, what would it take to get up and bust your ass at your craft for 15 hours a day, 6 to 7 days a week with a hundred million bucks sitting in the bank.  Now, that’s playing at an entirely different level!

The great ones have a different kind of motivation and it has nothing to do with money.

What did the test say about you? Are you destined for greatness?