Daily Nugget of Gold 902
We’ve talked about how to find out what your mission is in life- that thing that you’d love to do which will likely also be that thing you excel at, too. It’s simple. When you go to bed at night, before you dose off, ask yourself: “What would I love to do, what could I be great at?” and do this every night until the answer comes. When it comes it will likely be in the form of a hunch, a gut feeling, an intuitive thought. Then when the idea pops into your mind, begin at once doing it, right from where you are in life. Do something towards it. If it feels right, if it seems you could do it all day, if time flies as you’re doing it- you found it.
Today’s installment is on that other thing which may happen. Either from you continuing to ask or by other intuitive hunches which were the result of the original request, you may have this feeling that you are drawn to something else as well. Don’t worry, don’t fret. You will not be given more than you can handle. Look at Ben Franklin for example- he was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat according to Wikipedia. That same source lists George Washington Carver as a scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. Being deaf and blind didn’t stop Helen Keller from being an author, political activist, and lecturer. What about Leonardo da Vinci? A painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer!
Why is it that some of us have multiple missions in life, but others only have one? Who knows! What we do know is this- it is certainly possible to have more than one thing which we will be given to work on. But- but, didn’t someone say, “Jack of all trades, master of none?” Yes, someone did say that. Look at da Vinci’s work in particular, is that true?
Here’s the thing we want to keep in mind about whatever missions we may have in life, if we are given the task, we will also be given all of the intuitive thought or gut feelings we need to carry out that task to the best of our ability- and seemingly beyond. We need not fear being overtaxed for if we don’t delight in doing the thing we took on, then it wasn’t something we were being guided to in the first place. We should not be disappointed, however, if we only receive one thing to do- that might be because there is something or many things we are destined to do which will take that farther than anyone else could. It could be that we have been groomed to excel and specialize in just that. Again, who knows? Just go with it!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“Are there any other important missions that I have in life?”
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