Answer the Call to Greatness: Give Someone a Nudge

We all know it doesn’t take much to start a lot of hurt. Still not sure who fired the first shot on the greens of Lexington.

It doesn’t take much to start a lot of good either. Think Rosa Parks. Or Mother Teresa.

It clearly doesn’t take a bulldozer to get big things started, although it sure can feel like it.

All it takes is a nudge.

But you can’t nudge someone else toward greatness until you have the courage to first nudge yourself toward greatness. Every day.

At times that task can feel like a job for the bulldozer. But it’s not.

It takes one little spark. One little nudge. Then God will do what God does:

The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too…. A whole stream of events issue from the decision… which no man could have dreamed would come his way. ~ William H. Murray

Nudge someone toward greatness today by nudging yourself closer toward who God has made you to be. Today.

The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be someone else. ~ E. E. Cummings

What ways have you found to nudge yourself and others closer to greatness each day? Leave a comment below to share the growth.

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About Bill Blankschaen

Bill Blankschaen is a writer, author, and speaker who empowers people to live an authentic life with abundant faith. A former pastor, Christian school leader, and master teacher, he is the founder of FaithWalkers ( where he equips Christians to live an authentic life and a blogger on church and cultural issues at Patheos. An experienced collaborative writer and content strategist, he is the author of several books including What God Wants You to Do Next, The Secret to Explosive Personal Growth, and multiple collaborative traditional books. His writing has been featured with Michael Hyatt, Ron Edmondson, Skip Prichard, Jeff Goins, Blueprint for Life, Catalyst Leaders, and many others who shall remain nameless. Bill is a blessed husband and the father of six children with an extensive background in education, business, and organizational leadership. He serves as the Junior Scholar of Cultural Theology and Director of Development for the Center for Cultural Leadership. He works with a variety of ministries including Equip Leadership (founded by John C. Maxwell) when he's not visiting his second home -- Walt Disney World.