I have just finished reading How will you measure your life? by Clayton M Christensen. He is an extraordinary man who reminds us that to live a successful life, you need to take time out to reflect on what success means to you – and then you need to navigate life while remaining true to your vision for your life.
It is easy to get caught up in day-to-day dramas and we can be easily distracted from our purpose if we are not careful. Reading his book and attending a Robin Sharma conference in December has reminded me that the time to start on my legacy is now.
So today, I would like you to consider what you truly want to stand for and leave behind. Every single one of us has amazing talents and gifts. Some of us allow those gifts to shine through, but many have hidden them – perhaps because someone once made a comment that helped you decide you wouldn’t share them with the world, or perhaps you are scared that you will be judged or mocked. Perhaps you were told that your talent wouldn’t pay the bills, that you weren’t actually talented – or no one ever encouraged you to follow your talents.
Remember, it is never too late to start.
Today my wish for you is that you will take some time to think about what your true talents and gifts are. The ones that make you happy. Don’t be one of the people who lives their lives in quiet desperation.
Today, take one small step to bring your talents and gifts out into this world. Think about what you want to leave behind on your last day, what you want to be remembered for.
Every single one of us is extraordinary. There is not another single person on this planet that can do things exactly as you do.
Today, stand in your brilliance and help light up this world.
You are amazing.
Until next week, be extraordinary.
You are unrepeatable. There is magic about you that is all your own…
D M Dellinger