By Eva Gregory, CPCC
It is sometimes hard to figure out your place in life. What is your purpose? What are you meant to do in life? I like to think of life as a large symphony. Each player in the symphony plays a certain part. There are different instruments in each section –piano, violins, cellos, flutes, trumpets, percussion. Each section seeks to play in harmony with the other. Each person has a special skill and talent that they have worked and practiced for many years. They have honed their particular musical skill so that when it comes time to perform that orchestral piece, they are ready.
It is sometimes difficult to figure out what our talents are. What I can guarantee is that every person has a talent or skill that they are good at. It can be an unusual skill such as making folded paper origami, or it might be an athletic skill.
Once you figure out what that skill is, the next step is to figure out how you can utilize that skill. Sometimes you have to be creative and think outside the box. Suppose you are good at making paper cranes. What kind of career can that lead to? Well maybe, you are creative at other artistic creations. Maybe you are good with math and spatial skills that make you invaluable in a field like architecture or design.
When you are sure you have identified your talent, begin to hone and improve it. This can mean going to school or a technical college. It can mean training under other professionals in the field. Whatever the case maybe, strive to be the best at what you are good at. Practice and refine your talent.
I have a client who worked at a department store. He has a great eye for design and was given the chance to decorate a clothing display for the holidays. They liked it so much they asked him to more projects. He’s always loved visual arts but lacked the confidence to do anything with it as a career. Eventually, he became the head of the display department in the clothing store he was working in. It was a promotion and an increase in pay. That was the feedback he needed to really see he could trust his desires to be, do or have whatever he wanted. He went back to school and eventually got his BA in Art. He continued to be promoted within the company he was working in and eventually moved to Washington DC. Today, he is the art director for a major clothing chain He recognized a talent he had, honed his talent, and is now the happiest he has ever been in his life.
What about you? Are you ready to blend your instrument with the rest of the symphony and play your music in harmony with others around you? You can, you know. Whenever you’re ready. You will be a star!
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Eva Gregory, CPCC, is a master coach, speaker and author of several programs and books including The Feel Good Guide to Prosperity. She has instructed tens of thousands in person, on the radio and in teleconferences, seminars and workshops on how to deliberately create a life by design using the Law of Attraction. As co-host of The Jeanna and Eva Show and The Law of Attraction Show on Exceptional Wisdom Radio, she has interviewed some of the most powerfully successful motivational experts today. Her new book, Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction, co-authored with Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hanson and Jeanna Gabellini, can be found in bookstores everywhere.