It can be said that each of us has a unique gift to share with the world… This notion is somewhat enabling and disabling from what I’ve noticed…
Firstly, sure you have gifts that you could share with the world. You might have the gift of kindness for example or the gift of technological genius… That’s great if you start sharing that gift with the world, but then what happens to you? You are known as a ‘kind person’ or an ‘IT person’…
This completely disables most people from taking any action whatsoever, because frankly people don’t want to be pigeon holed.
So how do we get over this idea of being pigeon holed and get on with sharing your genius to the world?
In short, we have to on some level just swallow the idea of being pigeon holed and get on with it. Here are a few things to remember when swallowing such an idea:
- Nothing is reversible but you can always change your mind at a later date.
- Allowing yourself to make mistakes is like giving yourself permission to breathe.
- You might not be moving forward but at least you will be moving through the options that you have.
Beyond swallowing the notion and just getting on with it, there is still one other very important distinction to make before you progress.
“All actions are seen differently from different angles.”
Even if you did choose to share your gift of, say ‘technological genius’ with the world (if that was your gift), the way in which you deliver that gift is equally as important as the gift itself.
For example someone may be having a problem with their computer… Some technological geniuses will go in and just fix the problem in seconds, others will consult with their clients until they find the perfect solution and others will just tell you what to do to fix it.
None of these three different ways of doing something are right, wrong or indifferent. They are just completely different ways of achieving similar outcomes.
Why this is useful is because if you look at the three different styles of how these ‘technological geniuses’ are sharing their gifts with the world, the styles communicate volumes about those people, more so than what they are actually doing.
So remember, “WHO YOU ARE WHILST YOU’RE DOING SOMETHING” is often equally as important as what it is that you are actually doing.
If you care enough to share your gifts with the world, share them in a way that allows the real you to shine through your actions.