May 17, 2011
As you plot your career for success, it is important to know exactly what you bring to the table that can be converted to success. No matter what you have to offer, you have something of value. You have expertise. You have talent. You have that one-of-a-kind capability that just can't be duplicated. You are highly valuable! So the career question of the week becomes, "Got anything"?
FOCUS YOUR PASSION
You can be the best at anything you set your mind on doing. With the right focus in the right place at the right time, you can hone in on exactly what it takes to be a winner. If you stay within a close area of your primary passion, you will be even more successful than you might otherwise think!
Couple your goal with what you do best, your passion, and then let 'er rip! Go after it with both feet, and your entire soul in the game. By doing this, you will summon up more ability than you ever dreamed possible. Things will happen that you never imagined. You will begin to score a few points at first, but then THAT is the time to turn up the heat ALL THE WAY! The real success takes place when you turn it all the way on and show the world what you have.
Having known a lot of successful people, they will all tell you that they had a core passion, an overriding factor that gave them an edge. They loved what they were doing and it was never "work" to them. It flowed through their body and out to the universe as if they were made for it. This is where the term "natural" comes from. What do you have that is a "natural"? Got anything? Of course you do.
IDENTIFY AND WIN
Many people will write and tell me that they don't "know" what their true calling is, or that they can't find their passion. That's basically just saying that they are idling and have not yet put their vehicle in "Drive." I always tell them to go back ... and go somewhere very quiet and sit while they listen to themselves. Sometimes this takes a quiet vacation alone ... somewhere they can take the time to think.
Something is natural. Something wants to come out. Something is a real calling, a real talent, a real ability. It's what you would do if there were no such thing as "have to make a living.. What is that inside of you? Got anything? I know you do.
Once you identify what it is, what your real talent is, that is the reason you were placed on earth. Go sharpen that skill and get after it. We'll most definitely see you at the top of your field.
IT'S SUCCESS TIME AGAIN
Success is yours for the taking. It's your CHOICE. Everyone gets whacked along the way with the difficult lesson. We all learn and work through very tough seasons in our life. Might be a job loss, a broken relationship, a financial disaster ... we all carry our scars from the battles of life. All of us have these.
I have used mine through the years as a lesson. Take the lesson, be thankful, and move forward to a better place. If you ever see anyone you think does NOT have those scars, you are seeing someone who is great at hiding them. We all face stress, tough times and challenge. It's getting through those times that determine our success.
Got anything? I know you do. I know you can be what you want to be, achieve what you want to achieve. Most of all, I'd love to see you do it. You got anything? YOU know you do. Show the world what you have!