Think about the last few times you experienced a challenge. What was your first reaction?
If you are being honest, you would probably realise that you first tend to look outward.
Your thoughts might go along the lines of ‘how can this person or that person help me out of this?’ or even worse, find someone or others to blame for your troubles. I call it the blame culture, and it is eating through society today.
This mindset would only cause you to keep going round and round the same mountain without ever going forward.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Why? You are a unique person. DNA discovery has already shown us that.
So what does this mean for you and I?
You have something or better still, you can do something in a way that no one else can. But, the power to use it lies with you alone.
You have to first believe in yourself to be able to take on your world.
This level of self awareness can be a gamechanger if used for the right purpose.
Quit always looking outward for something or someone else to solve your problems. Quit the blame culture.
Develop yourself by choosing to learn something new often. Exercise your uniqueness by taking on and solving the ‘small problems’ you encounter daily by using what you know and have. Eventually, you will be able to boldly approach the big issues with the same gusto!
You can use what you already have on your inside to do whatever you set your mind to do.
For instance, you can learn about good financial stewardship and devise a personal plan to come out of that bad debt. You can even take on an online course if you have to!
You can read books on how to win friends, develop people skills and network. Add your personal touch and use the knowledge to grow your network and improve your relationships.
If you want to be a success, you need to use what you have to offer solutions to people’s needs.
Find a purpose that ties in with what you are passionate about and start growing your skills and abilities in that area. Then use it to solve a problem in your circle of influence.
Whatever challenges you face, learn to first look inside you for a solution or at least a workable plan before involving others.
You have so much in you that can change your world for the better, BUT it only becomes useful when you actually take your uniqueness and do something positive with it.
So, grow yourself. Be you. Do you and own it.