Do you know what your greatest gift to the world is?
We all have so much to offer the world, if only we could see our own greatness. And yet so many of us tend to hold ourselves back, in case we stand out too much.
We all have greatness within us and the challenge most of us face is accepting and acknowledging that greatness.
It’s okay to start projects small and grow them incrementally. They don’t have to be world changing from day one!
Everyone one of us has a gift for the world – and the adventure we face is to find this gift.
“Happiness is a by-product of a life lived as a gift to everyone.” – Davide De Angelis
I have been away from the world of blogging for a few weeks whilst I took some time out. I am working on some new projects in the pipeline and more of that in the coming weeks.
During my time away, whilst taking some time out, I have also been reviewing just what my own gifts are to the world.
What I have learnt is that it’s okay to be me and not try and be something I am not. The biggest realisation has been just what matters to me and what’s important in my life.
From my perspective, one of my gifts is the ability to connect with people from all walks of life and to bring them together.
I am at my happiest when I am amongst people. It’s just what I do and enjoy. So possibly my greatest gift to the world is to bring people together and teach others to do the same.
“The happiest life is that which consistently exercises and educates what is best in us.” – Philip G. Hamerton
If you have read The Alchemist by Paulo Coello, you will have read how the main character goes on an epic desert adventure, only to find that the treasure he has been seeking was in his home all along.
In the same way, our greatness and ultimate happiness is within us and the clues are all around us.
So ask yourself these questions:-
What am I really, really good at?
What’s my greatest gift to the world?
“Live your life in such a way that you make a difference to people whilst you sleep.” – Jaz Rasool
Ultimately when it comes down to it, your happiness comes from what you bring to the world and those around you.
It’s not about the size of your house. Or the speed and engine capacity of your car. Or heaven forbid, it’s certainly not about how many subscribers follow your blog!
All that matters at the end of the day is what YOU bring to the world.
It’s time to ask yourself some powerful, life changing questions as follows.
My contribution and my impact:-
What contributions am I making to my loved ones?
What impact am I having on the environment?
My legacy for my children and the world:-
What sort of legacy am I creating?
What am I doing that one day my children will be proud of?
Living my best life:-
What will it take to live my best life?
What does living my “best” life mean to me?
These are all life changing questions only you can answer.
Take some time out and look within – you already have all the clues you need to find out just what your gift to the world is.
Then go out and share your gifts with the world. And allow yourself to become the greatest gift to the world.
Please do share – what’s YOUR greatest gift for the world?Image courtesy of M@rg