Friday, January 27, 2012

Get Out of Your Hiding Place

Everyone born into this world has an inherent talent. There is a purpose that must be fulfilled but unfortunately, a large proportion of people have not discovered the gifts in them and many will not in their lifetime. You are not a number holding down a spot in the world population figure. You are far greater than that. You are wired to make things happen but this will never be the case if you have not discovered what you have been called to do. Recognizing your gifts and harnessing the potential that lies within you is the route to living a fulfilling life. It's time to get out of hiding. Don't live in isolation. Give room for your talent to find expression. If it is not expressed, it cannot manifest.

The meaning of life is a life of meaning. Until you realize the purpose for your life, you will never enjoy life and the opportunities it throws at you. Rise, get out of hiding and be great. Do the great things you were meant to do. Look deep inside you, realize what your life purpose is and embrace it. And when you do find purpose and meaning in life, you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed of. The world you live in will never be the same and the opportunities life throws at you will be abundant. Explore yourself and live your passion. Living a fulfilling life starts with you having clarity about your purpose.

Once you have the ability to understand your gifts, you gain the control to put them to use. You have more power when you know more about yourself and this can help create the life you want. If you're struggling in your life or profession, it could be you're not in the place of your purpose. Discovering your purpose sets you up for success. Everything created by God has a purpose. I believe you were created to solve a problem and your success is dependent on your ability to find that problem and solve it. When you find that problem, it means you have discovered your purpose and when you solve the problem, it means you have fulfilled that purpose. Let me ask you five questions and your response to these can help you figure out what your purpose in life is all about.

What do you enjoy doing? Your purpose revolves around your passion. The very successful people I know are those who enjoy what they do. Do you love to sing, write, speak, sell stuffs, do sports, entertain people, break things down in order to rebuild them, cook etc. Whatever it is you enjoy doing is an indicator for your purpose.

What do people appreciate most in you? In what area of your life do you receive the most compliments? Maybe people tell you how good of a singer you are. It could be that each time you get into a place or gathering of people, the place comes alive. Whatever you receive compliment for most of the time could be a key to your purpose. Don't ignore it.

What drives your curiosity? What are you interested in? The knowledge pull you scoop from most of the time indicates your interest in that thing. Do you love exploring various musical instruments? Do you love attending seminars and conferences in particular fields just to help improve your knowledge base and how you can be better in that area of interest? if it drives your curiosity most of the time, it could also be a driving force for your purpose.

What brings out the best in you? Whatever you excel in can be an indicator to your purpose. Are you good at naturally fixing cars? This could imply that your purpose could be connected to the automobile industry. Are you at your best when it comes to closing deals? You may be on the path to becoming a great negotiator or business mogul. Discover the best in you and you are not far from being fulfilled.

What catches your attention easily? Your ability to constantly notice something that others do not pay attention to could be a precursor to finding your purpose. Do you also get easily uncomfortable when people don't get things done properly? That you can easily observe a wrong tone when someone is singing, could mean you can be a better singer. A fashion designer will notice a dress that is not well made. When you pick up tiny bits of details in a specific area of interest effortlessly, this could be a pointer to discovering your purpose.

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