The First Key In Identifying Your Gift
Excellence and Ease
I consider this to be one of the most important questions a person can ask about their contribution, their work, and their success.
“How do I identify my gift?”
There are different types of clues, different ways in which a gift might express itself before a person is fully aware of it.
Let’s start with the most important.
A gift expresses itself in results.
It isn’t based on what we think or hope or desire.
It expresses itself in results, and not just any results.
A gift expresses itself in results of excellence.
We must follow these results of excellence into the realm of unconscious competence, the realm of right intuition.
Now, we can be more precise.
When did you achieve results of excellence with the least effort?
Navigate the way to your gift by following results. Very specific results. Results of excellence achieved with ease. Find the core of your greatest power by following results of excellence. Select those results of excellence that were attained with the least effort.
The truth is in the gap. In that distance between effort and excellence. When that gap is sufficiently wide, when you achieved excellence that was effortless. You have found your gift.
Let’s take a moment to examine this point of effortlessness more closely.
Your gift allows you to achieve excellence with ease.
This does not mean in any way that you can or should expect your journey to bring the contributions of your gift to the world to be easy.
Depending on the pursuit you have chosen, your purpose for applying your gift, and your aim, there may be more or less work to do.
Ambition calls on obstacles of greater degree to be overcome.
This may take immense effort.
This may take immense resolve.
This may take teams of people working as hard as people can work in order to achieve them.
There is no substitute for this hard work.
There is no substitute for discipline.
The expression of one’s gift is effortless. The task is not.
In this we see the advantage of seeking excellence through discipline in our every endeavour.
Working to express oneself in other tasks with excellence, even though one might not find greatness in them, prepares one for the hard work so often required to take on hard tasks. In this way one can build the work ethic for robust expression of one’s gift.
Expression of the gift is effortless. The task is not.
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