Reflection of Greatness

Have you ever received a compliment from someone you look up to? How did that feel? It’s like sunshine hitting your face on a frosty morning. It’s like warming yourself by a campfire when its snowing outside. It’s like the air conditioning kicking on in your car when the seats are burning your thighs and sweat is dripping down your forehead. It’s relief. It’s freedom. It’s a ticket to paradise. It’s a soul hug.

Imagine a person you look up to. Picture them in your mind. Now, immediately recognize that they can do the same. There is someone that they look up to. Also, immediately recognize that there is someone that looks up to you, and there is someone that looks up to them. You see, we are all part of this web. We are all somewhere in this web of greatness. The importance of this is in the reflection. Do you let them know? Do you reflect the greatness that you see in someone back to them? Are you the sunshine to their cold morning?

You see, each day we come into contact with all kinds of people. Some look up to you, and some you look up to. In the end, I don’t believe it really matters which of the two each person is. I do think this will have an effect on your journey through this life, though. What matters the most is how you interact with them. Do you reflect greatness? Do you show them their strengths? Do you bring out the best in people? Do you challenge them to be better? Do you shine light on them?

Do you find yourself in a place of leadership? I am defining leadership by someone looking to you for validation in any way. If so, you, my friend, have the power to reflect greatness. Show them they are great. Don’t ever take this lightly. This does not excuse you from your path and your journey, but this does give you a direct link to having a tremendous effect on others.

Being great is one thing, but reflecting greatness takes a whole different kind of person. It’s always your choice, and we could all use a solid dose of greatness. Shine some light. Give a little. You may just change someone’s life for the better.


Danny Lesslie


7/14/17 WOD

Spend 15 minutes working on muscle up technique…


Then, Complete 3 rounds for time of:

100 Double Unders

10 Power Cleans (155/105)

5 Bar Muscle Ups