Definitions: (1) honored for achievement; eminent; (2) widely known; celebrated; renowned

Synonyms: conspicuous, distinguished, illustrious, noted, prominent

Balancing Quality: Humility

Compatible Qualities: self-acceptance, success

Quote: A very wise quote is a spectacular waterfall! When you see it, you feel its power! — Mehmet Murat Ildan (1965-) Turkish playwright

Reflection: A person who is not famous will not be given as much credit for brilliance or erudition as one studied in and labeled as an expert in his or her field, even though the unknown person may say or do the same thing with just as much refinement. The exception is children, who we consider brilliant because of their innocence. If we do not accept brilliance where we find it, we are narrowing our field and accepting wisdom and knowledge from an unrealistically small population. This is why authors have a common habit of quoting those who are trusted soothsayers to give foundation and substance to their words.

Comment: Normally famousness is something attributed by others. But it is important to look at yourself in an objective light too. What is it you have accomplished or achieved? Give yourself the credit you deserve and you will be enhancing your honesty, your self-reliance, and your self-esteem.