You will achieve greatness in your lifetime

This weekend while heading up to the Southern Highlands, we stopped in for Dinner at Marulan at the Chinese Restaurant. After the yummy dinner we were offered fortune cookies…. I always look forward to the fortune cookies. The are sweet and yummy….Okay, they are not in accordance to my normal diet, but hey once in a while it is yummy.

In the cookie was my “fortune”….. It read “You will achieve greatness in your lifetime”. As I read it I had to laugh, by this time I was sitting in the car getting ready to finish the rest of the journey. The little laugh was because I believe this message to be true for all. Yes for all!!! I think it is ourselves that get in the way of our own greatness.

So what is greatness?

One definition is the quality of being great; eminence or distinction. To me this means that you can be great by focusing on your talents. We all have talents and passions in our life. For me it has been a journey to find these talents and passions over my lifetime… Now it is time to take these talents and passions to reality and greatness.

But, what holds us back?

I know for me some of the things that hold me back are:

  • concerns about my reputation if I failure
  • financial pressures in raising a family
  • discomfort in taking a new direction
  • doing good things rather than great things

But in reality the list above are all personal concerns that I can overcome. By following my talents and passions I too can achieve greatness in my lifetime….


  • Are you going to achieve greatness in your lifetime?
  • What is holding you back?
  • What are your talents and passions?



About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is an Entrepreneur that loves life and is passionate about adventure. Attila Ovari writes, speaks and coaches to inspire others to better themselves through following their passions and chasing their dreams. He has developed his passions of inspiration, leadership and strategy into strengths through his businesses and community pursuits.

Posted on Monday, 08 Sep 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Great post Attila, I got the same fortune and feel just as you do. I hope all is well with you and your family 🙂

  2. I’m struggling in my life, I’m always trying to think of ways to solve my problems!

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