The second step in creating and living an abundant life is to discover your gifts.
Why is it important to know what you are naturally good at?
Nick Williams (in his book “Powerful beyond measure”) quotes teacher and author “Gary Zukav, who says, ‘When the deepest part of you becomes engaged in what you are doing, when your activities and actions become gratifying and purposeful,
when what you do serves both yourself and others, when you do not tire within but seek the sweet satisfaction of your life and your work, you are doing what you were meant to be doing’…”
“When you focus most of your time and energy doing the things you are truly brilliant at, you eventually reap big rewards. This is a fundamental truth.” (The Power of Focus by Canfield, Hansen and Hewitt.)
When we are engaged in activities that we struggle with, don’t enjoy, find difficult to do, our energy is sapped – we feel exhausted, drained, overwhelmed.
When we are using our gifts (the things we are good at and that we enjoy doing), for the greater good as well as for our own good, we feel energised, engaged, motivated and alive! This can only have a positive impact on the abundance and joy that nfuses our lives and the lives of those around us.
To help you explore what your gifts are you can ask yourself the following questions:
What am I naturally good at?
What makes my eyes ‘shine’?
What makes me lose all sense of time?
What do I love doing?
How can these strengths best serve me and the world?
If you’re battling to find answers to these questions, please email us to send you a questionnaire developed by Les Hewitt to “Uncover your top 3 strengths”. He defines your strengths as “the combination of natural talents and developed skills”.
Liz and Jules
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