Your talents, intellect, wisdom and innovation are gifts.
The power to achieve and take action towards your goals lies in your thoughts about yourself, your future and where you want to go. Mix in the truth that you have to believe the following:
1) You deserve whatever you want
2) You can achieve your goals with effort and time
Bette Midler said “I didn’t belong as a kid, and that always bothered me. If only I’d known that one day my differentness would be an asset, my earlier life would have been much easier”
The truth is that most of us have felt different, felt unsure and felt awkward, and as Ms. Midler said, “if we only knew that differentness would be an asset.” Are you willing now to choose to accept and understand that your talents, ideas, experiences and insights are gifts to be shared at work in your community and throughout the world?
Benjamin E. Mays said, “Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive, and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.”
Give a gift to yourself — YOU. Take the time to do the following by giving yourself:
G – Generous doses of accolades and affirmations about how amazing, talented and powerful you are. Tell yourself over and over “I’m magnificent! There is only one perfect me. I deserve it all”
I – Invest in yourself. Feel free to buy a book that inspires you. A gift that nourishes you.
F – Focus on your strengths. List what you do really well. Discover the hidden talents that you hope to nurture — actually you know what they are, but sometimes we tuck them away, it is time to expose them now.
T – Be Tenacious in your quest to be the best you! Never, ever, ever, give up on yourself. As Mr. Mays said — if you don’t do it (whatever “IT” is) it will never get done.
Our world needs you, I need you.
Give yourself the GIFT of you!
Pegine Echevarria is a motivational speaker and author — a nationally recognized expert on success, leadership, and team building. Visit her at Pegine.com
-Take a moment to really consider your unique gifts and talents. Feel free to use the comments section to share your talents — or talents you wish you develop more.