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Play To Your Strengths

Aug 17, 2007
Who you really are is a soul. The soul uses the mind as its instrument to navigate through the world of form. And the soul itself is a spark of God, or the awareness of all that is, was, and will be.

In this experience of being a person, one who is utterly unique, with no one else like you, you may wonder about your gifts.

Your first gift, of course, is simply being alive. It is the gift of awareness. However, you also have gifts of mind, unique perceptions, strengths and talents that others do not have in the same way.

When you focus on these gifts, you feel empowered. When you focus on what you didn't get, you feel disempowered. You have a choice: focus on what is unique and special to you and feel empowered or focus on what you do not have that other people appear to have and feel disempowered.

Wisdom, of course, would suggest that you enhance your strengths. While it may be necessary to work on a few weaknesses, your best life will come when you can make your strengths even more compelling and impressive. You will experience more healing by reinforcing what already works than trying to fix all your apparent lacks and limitations.

The purpose of your life is to find fulfillment. It is not to survive, but to thrive. And your purpose will become clear to you when you examine your gifts and discover ways to offer them to the world.

Your talents will design your dream.

All of us are talented in some unique way, and none of us are perfect, but we don't need to be perfect to live a happy and fulfilling life following and expressing our special dream.

However, as you begin the journey to express your gifts, you will encounter obstacles. This adversity itself is a gift. It exists as an opportunity to overcome some personal limitation. It is an invitation to reach for a better answer. Those who can find the gift in adversity have also found the doorway to their success.

What really helps, after you identify your gifts and design your dream, is to have a very clear picture of who you are, what you want, and how you can benefit the world. The more detailed your picture, the more expansive, the more joyful will be the dream that you will one day live.

Success begins with a clear, focused picture of your end result.

Action alone, without vision, is often dissipated as you pursue petty goals that do not ennoble your spirit. On the contrary, a clear vision followed by relentless action, a courageous spirit, and the willingness to learn what you need to know, will create for you a life that will lead others to stare in envy.

In a funny way, life is not that complex. Ask for what you want, and be prepared to receive it. Everything starts to unfold once you perceive your gifts: the gift of life, the gift of your unique talents, the gift of your vision, and the gift in the adversity that makes you grow to fit your vision. If you just keep asking for what you want that is what you will start getting.

Now discover your strengths. Take a few moments to begin accepting your spiritual nature and healing your life with this awareness. Once you discover your strengths, you can play to your strengths and start living the life that you deserve.
About the Author
Saleem Rana would love to share his inspiring ideas His book Never Ever Give Up tells you how. It is offered at no cost as a way to help YOU succeed. http://www.theempoweredsoul.com
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