“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Pablo Picasso
If you have been around me long enough you have heard me discuss the unique gifts that are inherent in each one of us. Many of our gifts came at birth as if a blueprint was etched upon our soul; while others were simply added along the way – seemingly accidental but surely serendipitous.
You may have inherently known about your giftedness as I am sure I did. But everything changed years ago when I heard Lisa Nichols (if my recollection serves me) say “Your gifts are not for you! They are for everyone BUT you. They are for the world.” Definitely an AHA moment for me.
What are your unique gifts? Write down at least 5 of your greatest gifts. Now ask yourself: Am I giving them back to the world? Am I giving them away for profit AND not for profit? Imagine buying the best present ever and never giving it away. How disappointing is that?
“If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” – Chinese proverb.