Step 3: Embrace your gift and ability
Go all in on your God-given talents and opportunities ’cause in the end that’s the only thing you have.
I need to preface this a bit:
We all have gifts. Mine (and many of yours) is to tell a story visually. That ability is just there.
I did not purchase it;
I did not earn it;
I did not make it myself;
I did not learn it.
It’s a God-given gift and (hopefully) it’s self-evident. No one can take it away from you.
Now, I do trust that you’ve spent time, money and effort
in honing your gift,
in perfecting your craft
and in becoming an expert in what you do,
just remember you did nothing to with earning that underlying ability.
Knowing this does two things for me:
1) First of all I should not try to do something, that I’m not gifted in, but I should focus on my strong suit.
2) Secondly, I believe that since I received this ability as a free gift, it requires me to give back to my community.
BUT if you made your big dream only about you and you alone, you’re not going to make it happen. However if you’re dream focuses on helping others, your heart’s passion has reason to burn brightly (and remember you’ll need that passion to see it through). Reminding yourself, that you are doing this, selflessly for the benefit of others, will increase your passion exponentially. Don’t worry about the payoff at this stage – it’s gonna be bigger than you’re capable of anticipating right now anyway (just remember National Geographic, a red carpet premiere movie launch and a TED talk, but more on that later).
You’re wrong, if you think you can’t pull it off and just because you haven’t done it before, shouldn’t stop you from trying. Trust the ability your born with!
This post is the 4th in a series of blog post that came out of a talk I gave titled “You’re wrong!” at the “Dream Bigger Conference” in February of 2014. Missed the first three post ? Follow the link to read the introduction to the “Dream Bigger” series?