I love how Steve Harvey spoke in a Family Feud episode and said "See, God, when He created all of us, He gave every last one of us a gift at birth. He never created a soul without endowing them with a gift."
I find this to be especially true in people that have the most difficulties in life. The biggest gifts come with the biggest challenges. So that means that homeless person you see on the side of the road, that person that strolls around in a wheelchair at Walmart every Sunday, or that veteran that came back with only one or even none of their limbs....they all have some of the greatest gifts and NOT ONLY THAT, they have one of the biggest journeys to take. With those kinds of gifts, lives can be changed so dramatically. I don't believe a single person out there was created to be on this earth for nothing. Some people are meant to change the lives of millions of people, and some are just meant to change one.
Here are some strategies I used to figure out my gift/s.
- Do what you love.
- Ask peers what you are most good at
- Shotgun Blast (This is a last resort. Do everything until you figure it out)
The main goal is to figure out your gift. You CANNOT leave this earth without figuring it out. Steve Jobs said "If you haven't found it yet, keep looking." So don't stop!
And finally, Les Brown asked the audience "Where is the wealthiest place in the world? Its not China, Its not Dubai, its the graveyard. There you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, books that were never written, songs that were never sung, inventions never shared, cures never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream."