When the trainee prophet that anointed Jehu was done with his assignment, he opened the door and fled. He literally ran away from the scene of his accomplishment. He was not going to sit down and relish what he had just accomplished. He had just accomplished what no other trainee prophet ever accomplished in scripture, and his next move was to run away from his accomplishment. He didn’t sit to admire his results.
Friend, I am aware that there is need to congratulate yourself for great accomplishments, but glean some wisdom from the trainee prophet: as soon as you are done accomplishing one level of greatness, don’t even sit back to admire it, just move on to the next assignment that will birth the next relevance. Put your last accomplishment behind you. Put your last success behind you. Put your last accolades behind you.
Men who still have great tasks to accomplish do not dwell on past accomplishments. Men who are on the journey of greatness are not halted or even distracted by their own achievements. Men who understand that greatness is a journey treat every accomplishment as being part of a journey that needs to continue. Men who treat greatness as a journey understand that accomplishments are mere landmarks on their pathway.
If all you have been doing is to sit back and admire your results, then it’s time to arise and continue the journey of greatness. If all you have done is to celebrate your past achievements endlessly, then it’s time to stop the party and move on to greater responsibilities. What you achieved last, should not be your last achievement. Whatever you did in the past should remain in the past, or you will become past tense yourself.
Greatness is not about what you did; it’s about what you are doing. Don’t let tomorrow’s greatness be hindered because you preferred to live in the glory of today’s accomplishment.