February 19, 2004.
The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight.
Titus Maccius Plautus
In a world populated from one end to the other, where each of us occupies only an infinitely small space amidst a virtual human sea of six billion people, have you ever wondered why youre here or pondered your distinct purpose on earth? Of course you have, we all have from time to time. And even though we are just one, we can make a world of difference if were willing to give ourselves a chance to not only discover our true purpose, but to live our lives fulfilling our purpose on earth.
Regardless of whether you believe it or not, there is a reason why youre here and it is your lifelong mission to not only uncover your purpose your reason for being but to maximize the promise you hold within. And we must not only discover our God given abilities, but also bring them to the surface and continually hone and refine them over the course of our lifetimes.
Many of us spend our lives searching for success when it is usually so close that we can reach out and touch it.
Russel H. Conwell
Each of us was born with inherently unique talents and gifts too numerous to count; extraordinary aptitudes that, when coupled with exceptional attitudes, can take us anywhere we have dreamed of going. Yet these skills oftentimes lie buried out of sight, anxiously awaiting the chance to turn us on as they turn our lives into the daring, exciting, exhilarating adventures we long to live.
Yet most people allow this vast array of talent to lay dormant, thoughtlessly permitting it to slowly but surely rust away from years and years of neglect. Rather than singing the song inside them that desperately yearns to be sung, they march to the beat of someone elses drum. Amazingly, they never once realize that the key to everything they have ever desired is where it has always been right there inside of them.
By tapping into your internal wellspring of eternal strength, hope and optimism, youll find that you can move your life into the fast lane while moving the mountains that stand in your path. By making the most of what youve been blessed with, you can make the most of lifes ample opportunities while elevating your life to an exciting new level of achievement and fulfillment.
Why should you be content with so little? Why shouldn't you reach out for something big?
Charles L. Allen
Why is it that we so often set our sights so low when we were born to excel, to achieve and to make our lives the exciting adventures they are destined to become? Could it be that we are afraid of failing, maybe even overly fearful of coming up short should we choose to unshackle ourselves and boldly go for the gold?
While I will quickly grant you that no one enjoys getting knocked down or suffering setbacks in life, getting knocked down is the least of our worries on earth. Our biggest concern should be of foolishly allowing a lifetime of opportunity to silently slip away; never having the gumption to take life by the horns and give it our very best shot.
The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.
Can you possibly imagine how youll ultimately feel if you carelessly fritter away the best of your life simply because you were scared of making a move, frightened at the prospect of taking the chances you knew you needed to take? You would feel cheated, wouldnt you? Youd feel cheated out of some of lifes greatest pleasures; having never fully experienced lifes most cherished of moments. You would feel cheated out of lifes most fabulous adventures, having never stepped outside of your comfy zone and put your best to the test. And more than anything else, you would in all likelihood feel cheated out of having the chance of being the winner you were born to become.
The great news is that regardless of your age or present set of circumstances; it is never too late to be what you might have been. If you truly want to savor the flavor of the best life has to offer, you must first muster the courage to reach deep within and bring out your very best. Hey, dont worry, you have more than youll ever need to take on even the most demanding challenges life can toss your way. Youve just got to go get it. And once you have uncovered this incredible reservoir of talent, you need to put your remarkable repertoire of ability to work for you right now.
It starts by reaching out in search of newer, richer and more gratifying times to experience. Not from a distance mind you, but up close and personal. Touch them, feel them and live them. You need to take your talents and then take them to the limit and beyond. By continually stretching and reaching for the stars, making each and every day being better than the day before, your life will be filled with purpose, passion, meaning; and a reason for being. Before long, you will be astonished at how far youve come in such a short time. And instead of the best being tucked away out of sight, it will shine its face on you for the rest and the best of your life.
The Bottom Line: Dont hide your best out of sight, but bring it out for the rest of the world to share.
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