I have read wise people who tell us we all have our own genius, our special talent, our gift. We just have to discover it.
Recently I was shown a concrete example which had a huge impact on me.
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Wasn’t that awesome?
Paul is an ordinary person like you or I. Exploring his history a little further I also heard that he was bullied as a school boy. That probably went a long way to developing the lack of confidence he refers to. Watching further clips of the competition one sees his confidence and stature grow in response to the recognition. One sees him beginning to believe in himself.
Encouragement grows a little confidence;
the increased confidence lets us do a little more;
positive feedback from that experience grows yet more confidence.
It is a powerful, upward spiral.
Witnessing a person grow in self belief and uncover their own personal gift is a wonderful, rewarding experience. If you have not found yours, I encourage you to start that journey. You will surprise yourself with how good you can feel, how much energy you gain from using it and how much you can benefit those around you.
As someone was saying to me yesterday, I just can’t believe we were sent to live on this earth for nothing more than purposeless existence. We all have something to contribute to society, to man’s history or to one or more individuals around us.
I encourage all of us to help uncover the hidden talents of others. Appreciate the strengths of your co-workers and co-habitants. Not everyone is an opera singer in disguise. Some have the talent to make others feel better by sharing a smile, have beautiful hand writing or a lovely speaking voice.
Others can calm a room by their presence or bring out the best piece of work in others.
Some can make an orderly plan of action out of the chaotic, creative thoughts of another or create an orderly set of files out of a jumble of papers.
How does one help others to find and develop these?
Do the small, highly significant things. Praise, even very small things, encourage and share your thoughts.
John Maxwell tells us to see a “10 out of 10” on a person’s forehead and treat them as such. They will grow towards your expectation of them.
I received feedback yesterday on a young man I had recently met and talked with. His Mom says his confidence has improved greatly because I was positive about what he can do.
He is still the same person. I did not give him any new abilities. He has just changed his view of himself and those abilities.
By the way, in case, you did not look at all the other clippings of “Britain’s Got Talent Show”, Paul Potts won by popular vote and with total support from the judge’s panel.
Celebrate your own awesomeness today. And that of the people around you.Alison Gitelson of CanBeeDone is a personal and business development tutor with a passion for seeing people be the best they can be, at home and work, whilst truly enjoying their lives.