WHAT IS YOUR GIFT? ARE YOU TAPPING INTO YOUR POTENTIAL?
Lately, this question has really been on my mind and with each additional year in age, the question becomes more and more significant. Have you ever known a person who had lots of intelligence, skills, or talent but simply let it go to waste? Sometimes, people have gifts but their own interest lies elsewhere. That is okay. But, there are others who really want to use their gifts. Instead, they let go of pursuing their dreams because all of life’s obstacles have blocked the way. I’ve known of people who have gone through full years of medical and law school (with great grades) only to find themselves giving up and working at jobs paying minimum wages with no career growth. I always wonder, why is this person not tapping into their potential and grinding to make their situation better? The answer is so simple. LIFE. Life can get in the way and factor into the decisions we make. Troubles like illnesses (your own or someone close to you), a broken relationship, depression, financial setbacks, and other trials and circumstance changes the path. It may not change the dream or goal, but it does cause us to put aside our inner purpose and directs our attention to more pressing matters. But what happens while we are handling these other matters? TIME PASSES BY.
Yes, we must make a living to survive. We unfortunately cannot dedicate lots of hours to achieving goals. This doesn’t mean we should miss out on using our gifts. If you love music, writing, computers, or other hobbies, find the time (even if it’s one or two hours) to work on your craft. Set realistic goals and improve on your potential each day. With focus, determination, no procrastination, time management, and discipline, you can achieve!
I want to encourage you to remember (or find out) what you love to do. It is no secret that every day, millions of people go to jobs that they completely despise. Yet many will do nothing about it. What would this world be like if we all use our gifts ad strengths? Imagine how powerful, prosperous, and unified this country could be. Follow your dreams!