You are special! Those are powerful words for sure. I’m sure you’ve heard them before; at least I hope you have. I’m not sure in what context, though, because there are many.
- If your mother says it to you, she’s probably sharing her love for you and stroking your ego (which is perfectly within her motherly rights to do, I might add!).
- If your friends say it with emphasis on the word special, they are probably giving you a hard time.
- If you say it to yourself, you might be implying you deserve extra privileges.
But when I say it to you, and I am, I mean something totally different.
I believe that each one of us is special in our own way. I’m convinced there is something you do really, really well. As a matter of fact, you do it better than most people, and you easily do it better than most people. Do you know what it is? I hope so, and I hope you’ve found a way to express it in your life, because when you do, you and everyone around you benefits.
Those who already found their gift or talent and chose to express it, do so in various ways. Some use it for their career, some as an avocation, some for a hobby, and some find a way to wrap their whole life around it such that it’s visible in everything they touch.
To me, those people are the fortunate ones. You obviously know some of those folks, and you know that they, and we, are rewarded for their decision to share their gift and talent.
If you haven’t identified your gift or talent I encourage you to search for it. Or, you could ask the universe what it is, and then quiet the noise in your life and let it reveal itself to you. Remember, this is something you easily do well; there’s no struggle involved.
That’s one of the reasons I’m suggesting you pursue it in some fashion. Your odds at being successful with it, having fun with it, and of finding fulfillment through it are great. Who doesn’t want to easily be successful in some area of their life!
Just consider for a moment what the world would be like if everybody utilized their special gift or talent toward their career. Everyone would love their job and easily be successful at it.
Or, what if everyone had a hobby they loved and were amply rewarded by it?
Or, what if everyone had an avocation that easily provided them with fulfillment and pride?
Only in a perfect world you say? OK, but why not reverse those words and say you’ll make your world (more) perfect? Not struggling to be successful and happy sounds good to me!
- Don’t be afraid of failing at this, you won’t.
- Don’t be afraid of succeeding; you can handle the success when it comes.
- Don’t fear the perceived struggle; there won’t be much of one.
This is your gift or talent; trust it, believe it was given to you for a reason, and believe in yourself. Say “I will discover my special gift or talent and find a way to express it in this lifetime. I and everyone around me will benefit. It will be my gift to the world. Get ready!”