Master Failure and Grow
Do you feel you are forcing life or are you enjoying what you are doing and who you are with on a daily basis? We learn most through our failures, not our successes. Competence grows with experience. Mastery comes with extreme competence. In order to increase your competence, you must fail. Celebrate failure. That’s how human beings learn. Master failure, and grow.
You Are Enough Right Now
We each have innate gifts and talents. There are no exceptions. Everyone possesses value. The issue that I faced in my own life, and the issue I see in my clients, is that others see that our strengths come so easily and naturally to us, that these strengths are easy and natural for everyone. We diminish our own value.
An engineer who found math easy since they were taught that 1+1=2 struggles to understand how anyone finds math difficult.
A naturally gifted public speaker finds it difficult to understand why others hate being on a stage in front of hundreds and thousands of people.
A professional writer or editor who feels at one with their pen and paper, and was writing short stories in first grade cannot conceive of someone not loving to write as an expression of themselves.
There is Only One YOU
We all have gifts. The challenge is in identifying these talents and gifts, recognizing that others possess uniqueness as well which you see clearly, truly developing a deep appreciation for your own gifts and talents, and accepting that others are seeking what you have to offer because not everyone brings what you bring.
In essence, there’s only one of you in the whole world. There was a one in 400 trillion (That’s one in 400,000,000,000,000 chance!) for you to be born.
And, you made it! You are a miracle! If you still don’t feel like a miracle, continue on with the process of developing personal power through physical well-being, mental discipline, and emotional clarity. You’ll feel like a miracle through that process, I promise you!
Understand that you don’t need to be anyone else, or possess any additional skills than you have right now to positively impact people’s lives. Just dig deep and understand yourself, appreciate yourself, and serve others from that point.
You can continue to evolve and grow, but you are capable of service to others right now.
This post was previously published on Mike Kitko’s blog.
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