Do you stand in front of the mirror and wonder what is untapped in your life? I believe that we all have far more to give than what we are doing today.
Why is this?
We are scared shitless of failure. But here is the deal, most of the time the failure is just monetary. If I go out and start a business that I am excited to do each day and it fails, does that make me a failure? Of course not.
I can have a goal to run a marathon (which I don’t because that is just crazy!). On my first run when I reach mile #2, I feel like I am dying. Does that mean I failed as a marathon runner? Of course not, because I wasn’t prepared and I didn’t take the right steps to prepare. But with the right plan, any crazy idea can come true.
I have heard people contradicting each other on podcasts, keynotes, etc.. about following your passion or not. Some say yes.. some say no. However, most of them are working in a place that they love. To them, every day is doing what they enjoy most and it is a full exhibit of their strengths and gifts.
Here is what I think.
Figure out what you love to do and then do that!
If you love building furniture and you are really good at it, Do that!
If you are passionate about helping others find their purpose in life, Do that!
If you are live to cook baked goods, Do that!
If you are in a job you really enjoy, Keep doing that!
Life is too short to live all bottled up.
You have incredible talents, gifts and strengths that are untapped. Imagine what could happen if that became unleashed.
What is the downside?
You may have less of a house or not as nice of a car or not the newest clothes. However, you may actually activate a joy in yourself that you’ve never experienced before.
Which is more important?
What are you not doing today that you wish you were?
If you have made it this far.. here is a great place to start. Pick up a copy of Strengthfinders. Once you have completed it, comment or email me and let’s chat! I’ll buy the coffee (if we are local)