News flash: There is only one you. And that’s not a bad thing. You are the only one with your specific DNA. Sure, you might have similarities with others, but there are definite differences. You are the only one with your complete set of gifts and talents. And you are needed to fill a role. Will you do it?
Rather than focusing on your negative characteristics, why not concentrate on the positives? What are you really good at? What is your passion? What gets you excited? My guess is there’s a reason certain things pump you up: because you’re designed to carry out a special assignment in that area. Will you do it?
In junior high, my P.E. teacher had my class write down goals we wanted to accomplish in our lives. One of the things I wrote down was writing a book, a task I recently completed.
Although the book isn’t published yet, I had the passion to accomplish that assignment, if you will, way back then — and that passion never left me. Distractions came along and sidetracked me from completing it for a time, but they didn’t keep me down. The passion never went away.
Your passion likely won’t either. It’s patiently waiting for you to carry it out. Will you do it?
Christian, wife, mother of 5, breast cancer survivor, marathon finisher, writer and editor, author of "Help! I'm a Science Project"