Are you making the most of your gifts?
Do you know what your gifts are? We are all gifted in some way, but for some this is obvious or outstanding from a young age, and the path to success and happiness appears well lit and therefore easy to find.
Many of us struggle more with this. In fact many people don’t believe that they are gifted at all. But is this true? What do you think? I have come to understand that we are all gifted. We all have skills, talents and abilities that we can nurture to the point where the gift we have becomes important and useful to others. We all have gifts.
Think about the people considered to be gifted in our society, they are mainly children with a real talent for music or maths, but others have gifts too. People can be gifted in their work, or in a hobby they take part in. What all of these people have in common is a commitment and dedication to their gift. They practice – a lot. They invest time, effort and energy into their gift, meaning that they develop it, polish it until it is gleaming and visible for all to see.
The struggle is in being in the group of the population (the majority) where the gift is not imminently appearing before our eyes, and ultimately for all to see. Our gifts may become visible as we progress through life, and sometimes these gifts are not the thing we have been busy working hard at and spending time developing.
This can make us uncomfortable. We start to notice, see the thing that could be our calling, the thing we feel we should have been doing all along, but it appears too out of reach that it may even feel impossible. Hmmm.
But once you know it’s there it can be really hard to leave it alone. It can be like an itch that needs scratching: the more you try to ignore it, the more the itch grows. Can you really ignore it? If you do maybe you will have to live with this niggle in the back of your mind that flashes up in front of you every now and again. Maybe that’s bearable? Maybe you can just keep putting it back in it’s place?
But, what if you can’t? What if that flash before your eyes starts to happen more and more, and the colours get more vivid and beautiful and suddenly you’re spending more time looking at the thing of beauty and wondering what you could do with it and how your life might pan out if you just grabbed hold of it…
What if this is your gift? Your purpose, the thing you always meant to be doing? It’s like having a ‘sliding doors’ moment: you can almost see yourself doing the other thing and the impact this would have on your life. It’s exciting! It’s WOW!
But it’s also scary. Oh God! Then, here they come, the list of reasons why you can’t do this thing. They’re practical, financial, they’re about the impact that doing this might have on the people around you. That’s right – just put it back in the box. There, that’s better. Isn’t it?
I offer a free Possibility Session just for people like you! People who feel that they might be on the verge of something, but feel scared about thinking about how life could be different. Take a look, have a think, what have you got to lose?
What have you got to gain?!
#Whatcouldbebetter? Make the most of your gifts