You’re not given your résumé with your birth certificate. You create your life and you can recreate it.
Navigating your life is like being on the open seas. You can cling close to the known shores or you can set a more exploratory course.
Mark Twain used the same metaphor. Reflecting on his own life and achievements he had this advice:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails."
We’re all shaped to some degree by our own biographies and cultures and it’s easy to believe that what’s happened before determines what has to come next.
In my work with TALENT PROFILING I focus on discovering what lies within you and, in doing so, giving you a roadmap to your destination which is transforming what lies before you.
Human talents and passions are tremendously diverse and they take many forms. As individuals, we’re all motivated by different dreams and we thrive in very different circumstances. Recognising your own dreams and the conditions you need to fulfil them are essential to becoming who you can be.
Discovering your talents, the obvious but also hidden ones, won’t guarantee that you’ll spend the rest of your life in a constant, unbroken state of pleasure and delight. But it will give you a deeper sense of who you really are and of the life you could and maybe should live.
If you’re curious to learn more, contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for my “Talent Insights” letter which I publish once in a while.
Recreate your life!
Ken Robinson, PhD, 2013, Finding your element, Penguin Books, USA, pp. 24, 242