Are you happy with where you are in life? If not find something that you love to do and become great at it. You are not that far away from where you want to be. The assets are greener on the other side.

I love what I do each and everyday. I write and speak to encourage others to be the best that they can be. If you are sick and tired then get inspired.

In order to motivate you to greatness I will use the word L.O.V.E., because in Corinthians 13 it says that love never fails. In this scripture, faith and hope are along side love, so my dream is that you step out on faith to give your dreams hope.

The L-Learn what you are good at

Make a list of the things you do well. On a sheet of paper write down as many accomplishments that you can remember. If you can list 100 victories then list 100. Don't limit yourself before you get started. Narrow your list to a top ten, then a super three.

Ask others what you do well. Stop being shy with your future. What do I do well? Ask this question to any and everyone that will give you a sincere reply? The answers they give may confirm what you are already see in yourself or give light to future possibilities.

Take classes to improve or learn more about an area of interest. Once you know what you and others think that you are great at, start taking classes to develop your strengths. Learning in your expertise will begin to define for you if this should be your industry.

The O-Overcome your obstacles

What stands in your way of success? Is money or time a factor for you not making things happen? Do you know the right people? Do the right people know you?

Make a list of things you need to succeed. Whatever resource you need is available to you. When I was seeking a web designer, I asked one of my clients Dr. Lownes Jackson and she introduced me to her son Robert Lownes who spearheads

The V-Visualize achievement

See in your mind what you want. What do you want to accomplish as a result of using your talents? Do you want to sail the seven seas? Do you want to change lives and help thousands of people out of debt? Close your eyes for a few minutes each day and dream about being successful. Open your eyes and believe that dreams come true.

Read about what you want. Find books that will help you digest thoughts of greatness into your system. There are two books that I highly recommend and they are Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy and Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill.

In Think and Grow Rich there is a section where you turn your desires into gold. Think and Grow Rich helps you through a six step process that becomes your mission statement. I have seen tremendous growth in my life from following the success principles in these books.

The E- Exercize

Get started. It has been said that people perish for lack of knowledge. I strongly also feel that people don't reach greatness because they lack action. Find your best starting point. If you need a mentor or business plan call SCORE at your local Chamber of Commerce. Check and see if you are near a state university so you can use the resources available at the Small Business Development Center.

Get noticed. After you start which is the greatest thing you can ever do, find cost effective ways to get the word out about what you do. Design business cards and flyers to hand out and write a press releases that you can send to media outlets to get covers. Newspapers, radio, television and the internet are always looking for new and interesting stories to cover.

Keep going and never give up. When you wake up learn what you love to do and never let an obstacle stand in your way. Start visualizing achievements and exercise your right to get started and get noticed so you can have greatness.

Remember you can't fail if you choose love because there is a Thin Line Between Love and Great.

Author's Bio: 

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes publishes The W.O.R.D. each week. Sign up at and share The W.O.R.D. with others. Derrick Hayes is also the author of Derricknyms From A to Z and contributing author in Can Hip Hop Be Holy. For more information or to have Derrick Hayes speak at your next event visit or email