The great quest in life is to know and understand self, and then to trust that marvelous person living inside your skin.
It starts with skill assessment and discovery. There is an abundance of material on that subject and it is readily available. After establishing your identity, how about spending some alone time in assessing your discovery and coming to grips with whom you really are.
A personal example: I am a writer of words offering hope, encouragement and inspiration. The bulk of my work has been in blog and essay form, allowing many of these texts to be turned into speeches and messages of hope for mankind. I’ve written a few fiction pieces and even have a stellar idea for a novel, but so far that idea hasn’t come full circle.
This I do know – people will read my messages of hope and encouragement. I know for a fact that I can write those kinds of messages.
In the movie Shrek, there is a great line that helps our focus for this thought.
What labels do you bear from some mean and depreciating individuals? Remember this – they are only labels, and just because “they” say it, that doesn’t make it so. Cast off those labels. Ignore them and reach for a higher ideal. Reach for your true calling.
Trust your heart to reveal what it is you do best. It takes guts to become a full-blown version of who you are meant to be. Happiness lies just around the bend once we discover and embrace this discovery.
P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time