Episode 60: Find and Fully Use Your Gifts!

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“On Judgment Day, Mr. Lewin said, God will not ask, “Why were you not Moses?” He will ask, “Why were you not Sam Lewin?” The goal in life is not to attain some imaginary ideal; it is to find and fully use our own gifts.” ~ Gay Hendricks from The Big Leap

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Find and Fully Use Your Gifts!

“On Judgment Day, Mr. Lewin said, God will not ask, “Why were you not Moses?” He will ask, “Why were you not Sam Lewin?” The goal in life is not to attain some imaginary ideal; it is to find and fully use our own gifts.” ~ Gay Hendricks from The Big Leap

That’s fantastic. Another theme we hit on again and again and again is the Idea that we need to QUIT COMPARING ourselves to anyone!!!

Buscaglia (see Notes): “You are the best you. You will always be the second best anyone else.”

Emerson (see Notes): “Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide.”

Osho (see Notes): “Each person is born with a unique individuality, and each person has a destiny of his or her own. Imitation is crime, it is criminal. If you try to become a Buddha, you may look like Buddha, you may walk like him, you may talk like him, but you will miss. You will miss all that life was ready to deliver to you. Buddha happens only once. It is not in the nature of things to repeat. Existence is so creative that it never repeats anything. You cannot find another human being in the present, in the past, or in the future who is going to resemble you exactly. It has never happened. The human being is not a mechanism like Ford cars on an assembly line. Never imitate anybody...”

So Osho tells us imitation is crime while Emerson tells us it’s suicide. Those are strong words. Are you trying to be someone else? That’s NOT gonna help you take the Big Leap into your Zone of Genius. Answering these questions will though:

What are your amazing gifts?!? How can you fully use them?!? When do you feel most alive? What work do you do that doesn’t seem like work?!?

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