Do you think you can be great right now? Or are you hoping to be great one day?
This week, Ashley Collins, from the Breakup Diaries on YouTube, interviews J-Ryze. The entire interview is over an hour and I know they could have kept talking for hours. J-Ryze brings the fire when he gives interviews and honestly he brings it in every single conversation we've ever had.
I'm so blessed to be one of the few that get a ton of his wisdom on the daily. I'm also so grateful to be the one to bring you his insight through this series.
I broke the video down into separate videos so that you can take in all of the incredible value that J gives and process it before moving on to the next part of the interview.
The first question...
Ashley asks J, "If people want greatness tomorrow, does that hinder them or help them?'
J says that he wants greatness to happen this second. He doesn't want it to wait for tomorrow.
You might have a different definition of greatness than he does. He intends for greatness every second.
What do you believe greatness to actually be? For me, it used to be when everything was going right and I felt in flow. However, I felt like every mistake I made, meant that I was complete shit. Instead of aiming to be better, I just felt defeated and I gave up so easily because of it.
But because of J, I no longer feel like that.
Now, I aim to be perfect at everything I do. But since I don't believe in perfection, it's an illusion, and if I hit excellent or even great, then I am truly happy.
Ashley then says she wants greatness within her next interaction.
J clarifies he doesn't wait for interactions. That no matter what he does, meditation or sleep, he wants it to be great. Even if he doesn't pull it off or falls short of it, then he admits it and aims for greatness when he approaches the next task or experience.
J explains that his version of greatness doesn't make anybody stuck.
This is my favorite part, actually. I love this because I totally agree! I want everything I do in my life to be great. Now.
From brushing my teeth to Ryze Gear, and I know I can be great at everything I do. And if I don't reach that excellent or greatness goal, I just aim to do it next time.
What does greatness mean to you? What's your version? Do you think you can be great at this moment, no matter what you're doing? Or do you think it comes in time? Please share with us in the comments.
Check out the video of Ashley and J-Ryze. His explanation and clarification are pure fire.