What Will It Take to Be Great?

Start with these

Olabanji Stephen
2 min readJul 5, 2023

You think about it, don't you?

How you will take over the world someday. Be the best at what you do. Get a standing ovation. Make your billion. Speak to a crowd of fifty thousand. Or even become president.

Damn right, you do. You have to.

It’s one of the ways to be human — aspiration.
The desire to become or possess something.

And it has no limits or laws that hold you back.
Your mind can run as wild as you want. It probably is right now.

So, here we go:

  1. Take one step after another.
    Part of the burden of conceiving big dreams is the desire to magically become them. This sometimes makes the magnitude of work we have to do to actualize those dreams appear so huge that it moves us into inaction. Keep in mind that every great thing starts. The two most important things you need to do are 1) start, and 2) take the next step.
    That’s what you want — progress. It’s not only better than regrets, it’s the way to guarantee your greatness.
  2. Never transfer your responsibility.
    If you want to possess or become anything. The worst thing you can do is transfer the responsibility of your dreams, goals, or any event in your life to something or someone.
    It’s not the government's fault, or society or him or her, or the rain or something you don't have. It’s all up to you!
    That’s how to make meaningful change happen.
    When you own and take responsibility for your life and the outcomes of it, you remind yourself of your power to change it.

Start. Keep the pace, one step (or action) after another, consistently.
Then, own stuff. There are other directions and tips or things to do but if you start here, you’re well on your way.
In fact, it’s how you find the rest.



Olabanji Stephen

I see the world differently and attempt to interpret it in ways that inspire genius