The first step to greatness is seeing yourself as great. Many global icons have known this and saw themselves as great, many openly declaring it, long before greatness was ever within their reach. But can anyone achieve greatness, or is this prestigious title reserved for a lucky few?

International Grime artist Skepta describes greatness as feeling like the ‘chosen one’, going on to reveal that he chose himself. Choosing yourself for greatness and making a commitment to becoming the best version of yourself sounds simple, but is no easy feat. Laser like focus is necessary to complete what needs to be done, along with an inner knowing of what to do next. To be better than the average person you need to think and do better things than the average person, with unlimited amounts of faith and self belief. Your greatness can only ever be as big as your dreams.

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Greatness takes time. It has been said that it takes 10 years to become an overnight success. A domino effect takes place when you follow a plan with certainty and never give up, snowballing to the point of success. Having the courage to overcome obstacles makes for a dynamic story. Your biggest challenges once conquered become what you are most proud of, leading you to new insights to create meaningful and powerful work. With a strong will and determination greatness is always within reach.

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Deb McKoy is the Founder and Consultant at Peppergrain Ltd, London, UK. She began her career as a recording artist, achieving success in the UK national charts before going on to help businesses and individuals maximise their brand.

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