“As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given” ~ Mary Lou Retton
Every day you make choices that determine your future outcome. Every choice you’ve made, every decision you make has brought you to the place where you are today. From the friends you chose to hang out with to what you did with the education you’ve received has transformed you in to the person you are today.
Did you study hard throughout the school year or did you decide to cram for the test at the end of the year? That was your choice and so was the result. You chose whom to date and possibly to marry. Some of your choices were good and some not so good. Throughout these choices, you were given the opportunity to learn from your choices, to filter out what you want from what you don’t want. The choices you make give you clarity to make better choices with the intention of making you a better person.
Has there been a time in your life when everything was clicking, you were operating on all cylinders, you were at the top of your game, in the zone? How did you feel? Was it easy? If so, you were in harmony with who-you-are and using your talents to their fullest. That’s the funny thing about being who-you-are; you not only get to do what you’re good at but it’s easy. Sweet!
So many people spend their time working on what they’re not good at, hoping that one day they will somehow become a balanced and therefore a complete person. The Gallop poll has proven that the most successful people work on their strengths and find someone or something else to cover for the rest. The best advice is to focus on what you’re good at and let the rest take care of itself. You will always find someone or something else to cover for your weaknesses.
(This is a snapshot of my upcoming book, Pick Me Up – Inspirational messages to make you jump for joy, coming soon to Amazon.com. You will also be able to purchase it from my web site. Stay tuned.)