I’ve been in love once in my life. Her name was Darlene Nelson. She was my Mom. She passed when I was 11 years old but she taught me a lot. She taught me that being myself was important. She taught me that there’s a part of us that we all carry that has a natural strength that allows us to be super heroes of the world.
My goal for this article is to help you understand your super power and Why you need to share it with the world.
“Work while you have light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.”
– Henri Frederick Amiel
We’ve all felt the itch. The itch to create something. Something that you fixate on drives you to want absolute perfection.
Focus on excellence instead. Focus on cultivating your craft and growing your gifts.
You’ll have to be willing to get messy and it may be really uncomfortable at first, but overtime you’ll get better and better and be able to reach more people.
I’m not the best actor. I’m not the best writer.
In fact, if I was really self-critical and compared myself to the countless people more talented than me, it would be easy to hide my head in the sand and leave all this “making a difference” stuff for someone better suited for the job.
“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.”
– Michael J. Fox
My man Michael J Fox makin a whole lot of sense.
But the way I look at it is that there’s something I can give back and offer, even if it’s in a small way, and that’s a gift.
There’s someone out there whom will benefit from my art, my ideas, and my experience. It’s worth being vulnerable to make this connection.
You don’t have to be the best to offer your unique expression to the world.
You don’t have to be perfect to make a serious impact.
You just have to be willing to give, and to work at becoming the best-version-of-yourself.
The best version of YOU is what matters!
There’s a leader within you ready to emerge. There is a mission for your life.
It takes courage to share your gifts. It’ll push you to your edge and challenge you.
Your gifts are meant to be given
You have talents, strengths, unique self-expression, and original ideas.
You also have dreams, passion, and ambitions for a reason.
Your unique blend of passion and talent is where you can make a difference in the world and ignite your purpose.
If you’re not giving your gifts, you’re keeping them from others.
Does it really make sense to keep your gifts to yourself?
Of course not!
So why are you holding back?
Are you worried about what others think?
Do you not believe you can?
If you had a loved one or close friend tell you, “I’ve always wanted to write a book but who would read it, what’s the point?“
Or your child says, “I want to play football, but I’m too small and I’m not as good as the other kids.”
What would you tell them?
If you cared about them, you would tell them to start writing, to cultivate their talents, to keep practicing gosh dammit.
In The War of Art, author Steven Pressfield shares about his inner-battle with being a writer. He illuminates that giving his gift wasn’t easy but was of crucial importance.
He writes, “Why am I doing this? Am I crazy? All my friends are making money and settling down and living normal lives. What the hell am I doing? Am I nuts…? The truth was, I was enjoying myself. Maybe nobody else liked the stuff I was doing, but I did. I was learning. I was getting better. The work became, in its own demented way, a practice. It sustained me, and it sustains me still.”
Find Your Super power
We can consider your gifts to be what what my mom relayed to me when I was young.
This is where your passions and talents intersect.
When you live in your Super power you are more energized and fulfilled!
It’s a win/win! You will be happier and be helping others at the same time.
We all have Super Powers. Start listening and paying attention to these aspects of your DNA!
To start with, answer these questions.
* What is most important to you?
* What are you most passionate about?
* What are you drawn to naturally?
* What are you best at?
* What problems can you solve in the world?
Answering these questions will help you get closer to your purpose and calling.
You have a story to share.
You can inspire others.
There is value that only you can offer.
No more comparing yourself to others. Take some time and reflect on who you are, what you’ve been through, and how you want to make a difference.
Are you ready to start giving your gifts?
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
– Albert Einstein
Comment below and fill me in on your Super Powers. You have them and now you need to share them to the world. Whether it’s writing about it for five minutes or calling a friend and answering those questions above.
Either way. Document and each and every day go over and reflect upon this it.