'Tis the Season...
...to Celebrate GREATNESS!
GREATNESS from Dave Burgess in the book "Teach Like a Pirate"
The drummer boy may not be able to afford expensive and fancy gifts, but he has something better; he can offer the gift of his unique strengths and talents. He has no material gift to offer, but what he can do is play his drum like no one else is capable of playing it. And he does. The fact that his play is met with approval and acceptance from Mary and the animals is certainly of no surprise. After all, when one is engaged in pursuing one's passion and offering the very personal gift of doing what he does best, the power is undeniable and clear to all.
Isn't that what life is really all about? We all have to find our own personal "drum" and then play it the best we can. For me, I never feel more truly alive than when I'm standing in front of a class of students or a seminar room full of teachers. That's my drum I'm playing up there and I'm going to play the heck out of it. The line, "I played my best for him," is a call to arms and a challenge to meet. Forget about all of the things you can't control and play your drum to the best of your abilities. Play with all the passion, enthusiasm, and heart you can muster. Nothing else really matters. You can offer no finer gift or higher honor to the world than to find out what your "drum" is and then play it for all it's worth.
Greatness all around me!
"Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?" --Jimmy Johnson
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." --Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe