Anyone can achieve greatness. Anyone.
Greatness is relative, yes. The results might look different; for some, simply quitting an addiction means greatness. For others, creating a Fortune 500 company means greatness.
Anyone can do this. But most people won't.
I'm not talking about simple averages and logistics, where "obviously everyone can't be in the top 5 percent." That's bull. If you take a class of 100 students, 100 students could achieve greatness.
This is because we all have a choice, every moment of every day. As author Rebecca Eanes once wrote, "In between every action and reaction, there is a space." In this moment, you choose how you will react.
This moment is very small, sometimes small enough we don't believe it's there. This is where phrases like "I had no choice" or "I couldn't help it" come from. Yes, you could. You just chose not to. Stop lying to yourself.