It is no secret that each one of us came into this world endowed with innate talents no other individual possesses. It is also very palpable that most of the people worldwide go through life without ever knowing they possess those innate talents let alone detect what they are and hone them. As a result, most people – unfortunately – spend their lives in the jobs and careers they don’t necessarily enjoy or love, they simply do it for the money.
Such existence is not only sad but wrong on so many levels. We are here for a reason, each one of us, no matter what religious belief or cultural background we come from. Think about it, why were you born in this or last century and not in 12th or 16th? Why were you born into the family you were born into and not any other? Why were you born in the city you were born in and not any other?
Seeking answers to such questions could be tiresome and endless but in the end, the ultimate answers is simple, you’re here at this time and place for a reason – what that reason is, you’ve got to figure out for yourself or spend the rest of your life wandering aimlessly in search of material possessions.
So what can you do today to begin your self-discovery quest? There’s a number of things you can and should do but before you commence, make sure you’ve got a strong resolve to change your ways and discover your true vocation, for it’s not going to be an overnight fix.
1. Realize you’re here for a reason
What you ought to realize is that each one of us came into this world armed with innate talents and abilities and for a reason. The reason is very simple, to contribute to the mankind and society at large by using those talents and abilities – to make this world of ours a better and more enjoyable place for our generation and those to come after us.
2. Know thyself
Armed with realization that there’s a purpose to your existence, do a thorough self-inventory of your strengths in order to detect your innate talents and abilities. This could be tricky due to the fact that most of the people spend their lives blindly following the followers not knowing why, a very few people know and can answer this readily.
What helps is to look back to your childhood days and remember what were the things that made you very happy – perhaps, you should seek your parents or siblings help on this one. Once you know with certainty what your innate talents and abilities are, do whatever necessary to hone them to perfection and put them to work.
3. Reinvent yourself
No matter what your current situation may be i.e., employed in a dead-end job, unemployed and looking, etc. now that you are fully aware of your purpose and strengths, you can reinvent yourself. Any change in life – particularly for the better – starts in one’s mind. To change your life and reinvent yourself, you’ve got to change your habitual thinking. How you think about yourself, life and everything else that matters to you.
This is probably the most challenging task but can be achieved with strong resolve and discipline. To succeed, you’ll have to become aware of your innermost thoughts in order to control them and replace them with thoughts of what you want to become. Daily meditation is the best way to achieve this type of mind control. Essentially, you’ve got to think, act and be.
4. Take the first step
The new you, a version 2.0 is now ready to make the most of herself and leave a mark on this world. You’ve come a long way from a blinded follower who’s working in a dead-end and meaningless job in exchange for money to an enlightened, I can and will change the world kind of person who is committed to doing just that. All you’ve got to do next is simply take the first step toward your ultimate goal, whatever it may be. Pursue your passion.