Your gift, your talent…
If you knew beyond a doubt that there was something you could do that would make a difference to someone else’s life in a positive way, would you do it?
And if there was the absolute knowledge that in changing someone else’s life you would cause a ripple effect that helped others to make a difference in other people’s life in a positive way, would you take the action required?
If you have answered yes to one or both questions the next question is simply…
Then why aren’t you living your fullest life, discovering or rediscovering your dreams and fulfilling your goals?
Inside of you are the tools that can bring the kind of changes mentioned above into reality. Sometimes you might even get close to seeing the effect you can have, like when you comfort a friend or when you give sound advice or maybe when you just love without a second thought of pain. In those moments you touch someone else deeply. You may well be totally oblivious to it but it remains.
- So how would it feel to make that kind of impact repeatedly, consciously?
- How would it feel for you? How would it feel for the other person/people?
- Think about it and conjure up an image of YOU saving someone from their worse day, worse thoughts or worse life experience. What does it look like?
Too many people leave this life with their dreams locked deep within them, buried under the monotony of ‘day to day’ living, never expecting too much and never giving more than required. Their dreams are unused and undiscovered wrapped in fear of failure, complacency and indifference.
Are you willing to do things differently? Are you willing to search out your gift and share it with others?
I ask you to do nothing immediately other than ponder the questions; take them as food for thought. Think about the people in your life who might benefit from your gifts; partner, family, children and friends as well as the wider community. You are as big as you dare to dream… so dream in huge Technicolour screens…
Write down your passions, the things that stir you; the things you long to do but keep putting off or try to bury as unimportant. Look for any connections, any meaningful threads in the list. These may provide some insight into what you have to give, your gift.