Grandparents are a vast source of value-based inspiration.
My grandfather reached a highly authoritative position with the state government before he retired. For someone to reach there, even after failing in his class 12, was inspirational.
It's been years that he left this world. I still hear stories of how he helped others, a new one every time.
One pattern that I see in all his acts of helping people was his contributions even when he had limited means to do so—way before he got to a position of authority.
The question this raises "Did he help because he did well, or did he do well because he helped others even when he had nothing?"
"Greatness is a matter of character, not position",is what his life teaches me.
A lot of time we get bogged by something similar at the workplace:
I would do this when I get that position
Not my job
Out of my pay grade
I am not ready
I will do this in my next company
I am ordinary
Nothing but excuses we give to ourselves.
Look back; you will find your list of things to do. A close look and you will find yourself waiting for the world to come in perfect alignment for you to act, knowing very well that it is never going to happen.
Believe, Behave and Act as if you are already the person you want to become