Removing Blinders & Seeing Your Unique Gift
Seeing the unique gift(s) in others is far easier than seeing it in ourselves.
It’s easier to affirm the skills and value offering of others than to come to a place of acknowledging what we bring to the table. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that we often overlook or underestimate what comes natural to us. We often assume that others can do what are able to do because it feels so natural or innate to us.
YES, IT’S AN ASSUMPTION.
The truth is that all of us have something unique to offer. I’m not just saying this to be motivational. I believe that each human being has a unique set of innate abilities and life experiences that becomes valuable to others if they choose to recognize it and develop it accordingly.
Ever walk out of a meeting where others raved about the way you approached a problem or conversation? Ever get compliments on how you engage others?
Hmmm… Could you be ignoring the obvious gifts that everyone else sees? I think so. I see this often.
People who come to terms with what they’re really good at usually figure out ways to leverage their gift and create pathways for the living the life they were meant to live.
ASK & ACCESS
If you’re not sure what your gifts may be, ask others. Yes, just ask them and stop believing your own lies about how mundane your gift may be. In addition, get assessed. There are some great assessment tools that identify your core competencies and natural tendencies. (Seriously, ask me if you want a list of assessments available out there. It’s well worth your time and money.)
MOVE & EXPERIMENT
The way you validate what you’re really good at is by moving and experimenting. Set up small experiments that could test what you think you do well innately. There’s a good chance that this will be a game-changer for you. You will start to remove blinders from your life and discover a whole new way of living.