What You Know You Can Do Will Define Your FutureBy
Success today is often measured by what a person has accomplished. Landing the big contract, acing the midterm exam, even getting married and raising a wonderful family are often seen as successes to be marked off on some checklist somewhere. Indeed, from a young age, school children are taught to make a list of things to do, and mark them off in short order when the task is completed.
However, thinking this way can be limiting, especially if you’re not sure where your dreams and aspiration lie on the checklist before you. Plus, if you’ve failed to complete the tasks set before you, and more keep piling on, it can get quite discouraging. What if there was a better way? What if there was a way of thinking where the past didn’t have a stranglehold on your future, and the only limitation was your imagination?
Don’t Measure Yourself By What You’ve Done – Only By What You Can Do
It has been said that you shouldn’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but rather what you can accomplish with your ability. This means that you don’t need to be tied to the past, and what you have previously done. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never learned to drive a manual transmission, or didn’t score high on your academic exams. The truth is all that pales in comparison to what you can accomplish tomorrow, or even today. It’s a simple case of using your talents, your abilities, and your brilliance to catapult yourself into exactly where you want to be.
Finding Your Brilliance
So the question becomes, what can you do to find your talents, your brilliance? The only way to find out what makes you unique among all others, what makes you outshine the rest is by finding what you are passionate about. Think back to when you were a child, before the world decided to introduce you to their rulebook of life. What did you truly enjoy? What made your heart skip a beat, and bring a soft smile to your face? What could you get giddy about and jump up and down about with only a mere thought of it? Now, think about that now. How does it feel? Does it still bring a soft smile to your face? Does it make you feel like you could take on the world?
Finding what you are passionate about, something that gets you up in the morning a few minutes before the alarm goes off is one of the greatest things that can be done. Not many people take the time to take on this task, but those who do often go on to accomplish monumental things. Take the time, not to look into the past, but rather to look inside and find your passion, your brilliance and chances are you will be a success no matter how it is measured.
Oh, and more thing….. Ask your family, friends and clients what they think you are good at, what are your talents, your strengths? Consider what they say. How does that match up with what you came up with?