Every advance the world has known has come from someone who struggled with day-to-day decisions just like you. Imagine what our world would be like if those people had never existed or never reached for their dreams. Today you must envision not only what you are now but what you will become in the future and the impact that could have on the world.
The same can be said of you. Only you know the person you can be. Only you can release the beauty and power that lies hidden inside you waiting for the right moment. Your talents and gifts can only be truly recognized when they are shared with the world.
What are we – your friends, colleagues and everyone around you – here to learn from you? Your answer has the power to change your life. It can help you in finding the right career for you. When answering this question, all of your energies become focused on why you are here – your purpose for living. You are one of a kind and when you leave the world that’s it. You don’t have another opportunity. See yourself as an endangered species, with limited number of hours and energy in your life. You are here on this earth to serve a purpose. Honoring one’s gifts means using them to contribute to others. How can you arrange your life to maximize your utilization of your gifts?
Looking at your life and work from this perspective has an incredible effect: it imparts new urgency to your desire to make a change today and to commit to doing something you believe in. We all have dreams we would like to accomplish, we have work we would love to do and we have loved ones we want to share and spend time with. These dreams whisper to us lightly, but most of the time we are too busy to hear. Allow yourself not just to hear the whisper, but to take action. Don’t wait until it’s too late and that special person isn’t there any more or the opportunity doesn’t present itself any more.
If you want to answer the question, What Are We Here To Learn From You?, then do the following:
- Discover and acknowledge your gifts.
- Learn how to share your gifts with others.
- Begin to create work that channels your gifts.
The key is finding the right career for you. Finding your true work taps into your passion and provides a means for you to express what WE are here to learn from you. Don’t wait to allow the true you to come forward. Make your footsteps on the sand of time now. Cullen Hightower said, “A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.”
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JOEL GARFINKLE is recognized as one of the top 50 coaches in the U.S., and the author of 7 books, including Land Your Dream Job. He provides a step-by-step Dream Job process that has guided thousands of clients to find the perfect job and reach career fulfillment. For Career Coaching Services, visit Dream Job Coaching.
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