What one great thing would you dare to dream if you knew you could not fail? Successful men and women are not afraid to dream big dreams. But many of us have difficulty deciding exactly what we should be doing to fulfill our purpose in life.
Victor Frankel in his book Man’s Search for Meaning said you can divide the things you do in life into four categories:
- Things that are hard to learn and hard to do. For example if you find mathematics hard to learn and hard to do, you clearly are not suited for bookkeeping, accounting, financial statements and tax returns. No matter how much of it you do, or how good you get at it, you will never achieve lasting satisfaction or happiness from it.
- Things that are hard to learn but easy to do. Things like riding a bicycle, driving a car, and tying your shoes are hard to learn, but easy to do once you’ve mastered them. These are seldom the sort of activities that cause you to feel great about yourself when you do them because they do not demand your best.
- Things that are easy to learn but hard to do. Digging a ditch with shovel and pick, chopping wood with an ax, and manual labor are all very easy to learn, but very hard to do and they never get any easier.
- Things that are easy to learn and easy to do. These are the things you seem to have a natural ability to do. You are strongly attracted from the start and you have a strong desire to get better and better. The things that are easy for you to learn and easy for you to do indicate where your natural talents and abilities lie. When you’re doing these things time seems to fly. The things that are easy for you to learn and do are the sort of things you should be doing with your life. These are the activities you are drawn to and you enjoy reading about. You love talking about it and thinking about it. You will find yourself admiring people who are outstading in that area. You will wonder what it is like to be successful doing it. This is the kind of activity that will give you all the joy, satisfaction and happiness you could want. This area is probably what you were put on this earth to do.
You were put on earth for a special purpose that will be realized by using your unique set of talents and abilities. When you harness these talents and abilities and focus your energy on unlocking your true potential you are on the path to true happiness. As Earl Nightingale said, “Happiness is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.” Use your unique talents and abilities to set goals for the fulfillment of your potential. As a result happiness will find you and the world will be blessed in the process.
For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’, “Have the courage to do what you love to do. Your talents and abilities were given to you for a special purpose.”