The problem with many of us is we are trying to be the jack of all trades and because of that we become the master of nothing. We are trying to be good at everything but what happens is we never become great at anything. There are really only 2-3 things that we are naturally gifted at. The way I phrase it is, there are only a couple things that we are naturally above average at, and those things are your gifts and talents. The world tells you to get good at a lot of things, what I am telling you is to get great at only a couple things or maybe only one thing!
You have greatness inside you, and God gifted you with certain talents and abilities that you are supposed to give to the world. Find out what those are, (you probably already know) and START doing them. When? NOW! and do them every single day. Mastery comes in the doing. You can’t master anything thinking about it, you need to do it everyday. The satisfaction and fulfillment that we are all seeking will come when we bring the value to the world that God gifted us with. It comes when we go to bed at night knowing that we brought our gift to the world that day somehow someway AND we are making progress, improving, so we can bring that gift and value to the world in better ways more often.
I really learned this when I FINALLY decided to start writing, speaking, and coaching people everyday and bringing my message to the world. I fought it for a really long time. Am I really gifted at this? Am I good enough yet? Will anyone listen? Till one day I received encouragement from a very successful entrepreneur, Brad Lea, who asked me “Why haven’t you started yet? Just start man. The right time is always now.” Those words changed my life and since then, everyday I have been bringing my message to the world through my gifts of writing, speaking, and coaching. Everyday I get better, and everyday I go to bed feeling good about myself because I know that I am pleasing God. I know I am pleasing him because I am doing everyday what he created me to do. I am bringing my gift to the world everyday that I was created to bring, and therefore I feel good about myself and my life.
I implore you to figure out what you are truly gifted at. It is not arrogant or cocky to say that you are good at something and to then do it every day. The world needs your gift. The world wants your gift. The world will be inspired when they see you decide to do your gift everyday. You will inspire people to do what they have been waiting to do for a really long time! Stop waiting till your “good enough,” stop waiting till the perfect time, stop waiting till all the stars align. Start now, and do it everyday, and become a master at it. You will feel great about yourself when you go to sleep at night because you know that you brought to the world value aligned with the gift God gave you.
-The Professional Encourager and Uplifter