Life is About Making Change
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.” ~Benjamin Disraeli
YOU are special. Somewhere, deep inside, you know this to be true. However, along your life travels, you started to question this, on the outside. The wonder with which you came to this earth cannot be lost from you, it can only be buried. The time has come for you to excavate your gifts, expose, and make use of them.
Does this scare you? If it does, then you are like most people, and that’s okay. Trying something new, especially when it relates to your deep inner self, is often a big cause of fear. But what is fear, anyway? Fear is our personal reaction to the unknown. It’s the response we choose when we are unsure of what will happen, or when we resist change. If you have buried your greatest gifts deeply, then it will be a great change indeed to start to bring them out and use them.
How can you get past the fear and trust that all will fit once you recognize your talents? Start with small steps and build upon your success. Think back through your life and remember a time when things went right for you. Come on, I know you have some examples of this. You know which times I mean, like the time you found the perfect gift for a dear friend and they loved it. Perhaps it was the time you needed to give a presentation at work and the power went out. You stepped up to the plate and were able to knock ‘em dead without that PowerPoint show. Think of anything and everything that has gone right.
After you have collected a few examples in your mind, spend a little time reliving them. Really pay attention to the details of the event and give yourself a pat on the back. Feel how good it was. Pay attention to your actions and let them become part of your conscious being. OWN your successes. Own them to the point that nothing can ever take it away. How do you feel right now? Are you feeling strong and confident? Or does this exercise make you feel like you are on shaky ground?
Depending on how far you have buried your personal gifts, you may need to repeat this exercise a number of times to rebuild the paths back to your greatness. You will find yourself starting to shift and a little voice speak up inside of you, acknowledging daily victories. Listen to this voice and smile, you know its right.
Step by step, with your attention to your achievements, you will connect more deeply to your gifts, talents and genius. Your connection will turn to belief and your belief into comfort. When you become comfortable, you will want to show and use these wonders more frequently. At this point, you will be living the life you were meant to be. Those special gifts that were bestowed upon your being are your birthright and the basis of your life’s purpose.
Allow yourself to shine!