Nothing in life is so simple. We have reasons and explanations for things, but what we don’t do in many cases is look beyond the obvious. It would be great to know that everything can be understood simply, but that’s not realistic. Most everything in this life is compounded.
By the time we get to a bottom line, we’ll really learn that each situation or each experience has impacted us at different points, but we don’t realize this, so instead we respond to the last occurrence (good or bad) that has happened or better known as the straw that broke the proverbial camels back.
This can even stem back to your youth. Have you ever noticed that when an adult starts to have fun (drinking or otherwise) many times people call them a big kid because they’ve step outside of themselves and seem to be having more fun or are they’re extra loud! During the course of normal business that side of them doesn’t come out because it’s business as usual but in a relaxed environment they get carried away! Additionally, they feel the need to defend themselves when they hear the “big kid” comment.
Some of the things they maybe acting out on is a sign of who they really are internally. If they could monetize that fun / excessive behavior you would see an entirely different person between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
When you are in the state of identifying your God given gift, skill, talent or ability…it’s pretty much the same. You may be naturally talented at a particular skill / talent that can lead to your profession or industry…what impresses you mostly is whether or not you’re intrigued enough by what you’re exposed to.
If you are, there is a good chance that you will follow up and want to experience that thing over and over again. The more you are exposed to that thing you like or that thing that you’re good at, the more you learn, the more you learn the better chances of you focusing on it as a means to become a profession (everyone will not see it this way). Imagine some people discovering that they have the ability to sew, to do crossword puzzles, to get fit, etc. for these folks it may just be an outlet and nothing more.
I’d like to ask you a series of questions that will help you really understand if you’re earning a living in truth or earning a living out of necessity.
List how many things have you been exposed to that you know you would like to do more often!
List things that you’ve done where people have praised (applause) you and always seem to remember you because of it!
List something that you were genuinely interested in, started but didn’t finish, yet you always think of it!
What have you been influenced by via mentors (family or otherwise), but you’re not sure how to re-ignite the interest?
What can you do with little effort, but when you do it, you are simply amazing?
Answer these questions honestly and contact me if you dare challenge yourself to find out where to go and what to do next!