How to Know and Grow Your Unique Gifts & Truest Calling! (Part 1 of 3)
“Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.”
–Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., former Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
“The (Your) gifts and calling of God are irrevocable”
-Romans 11:29, The Bible
Dr. John Maxwell, one of my mentors, once said, “You have to know the way, grow (in) the way, to show the way!”
But, how do you grow something you aren’t fully aware of?
A few of the MOST common questions that are asked of leaders today are:
“How can I know what my purpose is?”
“How do I discover my true calling?”
“How can I find out what I really am called to do?”
No matter how you ask it, the question haunts and plagues millions around the world. Have you been asking one of these...
“Many times momentum is the only difference between winning and losing. With it, everyone is expectant and energized, and people tend to perform at their peak potential. Without it, people lose heart and have difficulty finding motivation.” – John C. Maxwell
Have you ever felt that you lost your motivation and your momentum?
TRUTH: Sometimes I have.
It felt as if I took a punch in the passion gut, and was bent over. While I was on the path to one of my life’s biggest goals-my doctorate-life's challenges, like a ton of bricks, unloaded on me. Now, let me put this in perspective for you.
I’m just like you. I came from small beginnings, have big hopes and dreams, and want to help as many people as I can along life’s way. But I lost my MOJO, my motivation, and I just wanted to come home and escape. Watch a move,have a drink, and just make world go away.
Insider’s TIP: Sometimes you need a...
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." -Dr. Wayne Dyer, American Self-Help Author & Motivational Speaker
This is part 2 or a 4-part series on becoming and living an exceptional life. As I developed the 4 stages of personal strengths development last week, I will touch on all of them now. I will give special attention to Stage 1 at this time.
I pointed out:
"An individual must become intentional in pursing and assessing their strengths in order to ascend the stages of strengths development. These phases can be worked through to gain mastery. I titled my theory, “The Personal Strengths Ascension Model ©”.
Stage 1-Strengths identification- illumination/assessment
During this stage, a recognition of betterment leads to self-exploration.
Stage 2-Strengths activation- preparation/development
Here, the individual begins their strengths development journey of self-discovery.
Stage 3- Strengths acceleration-...