“The more you stay in your strength zone, the greater your productivity, and the greater your ability to reach your potential.”
—John C. Maxwell
We are so attracted to words that represent success: genius, talent, gifted, charisma, etc. We believe if they are used to describe us, they will become the keys to greatness in life; they will deliver a Divine intervention fulfilling our Grand Purpose in life. And, many people believe that their True Life Purpose must include a monumental, world-changing agenda and that nothing less than true excellence in all endeavors will fulfill this mission.
Nothing could be further than the truth, and the illusion of needing to achieve perfection often stops people from taking any action at all. All-or-nothing thinking is a proven way to accept a life of mediocrity, an existence in which fear keeps us from finding our gifts and talents.
A good friend of mine says that we all are perfect—we are just not consciously aware of our perfection…the Divinity within. I couldn’t agree more! I believe that our perfection serves us best when we are not afraid to mess things up, to make mistakes, and to grow by learning from them.
You don’t need to be great at anything when you start out, but you do have to start out to become great.
The process of learning might be unglamorous, but if you endure you will find life’s treasures. Develop your confidence and skillset one step at a time. In the long run, continuous progress can be much more rewarding that doing an excellent job once.
The public success that we see in others is the result of incredible private efforts.
Your Strength Zone
Are you aware of your personal strengths? Do you know your sweet spot? When you discover your gifts and your purpose, will you allow yourself time to practice? Anything worthwhile in life requires effort and hard work. Get good at knowing who you are, what you do, and how you operate. That will help you to become more effective as a person and as a professional.
When I moved to the United States I had to learn new language skills. I had to accept where I was, and all the challenges and hardships of immigrant life, being totally by myself without any help or support. But I had big dreams, and I learned to grow into those dreams. I dedicated myself to constant learning and growing and embraced the journey from bad to good to great. I allowed my inner spirit to pave the way for a fuller expression in my life. I discovered my speaking gift, my sweet spot.
If you operate from your sweet spot, you will find the ways to overcome all problems. If you are not doing what you love, almost everything becomes a burden too heavy to bear.
So keep growing and getting better and better. Keep knocking at the door and eventually it will open. Recently, for example, I had the honor and the privilege to share the stage with John C. Maxwell and Nick Veijic. Do what reflects you—that which represents a grander version of your Self.
If we are growth-oriented our best today is better than our best yesterday. That is the secret of fulfilled living.
Anna Trishch is a lover of life, an author, a life coach and a public speaker. Coming from a very modest background in a small Ukrainian town, she faced many challenges and financial hardships as a child and teenager. Although Anna’s parents were loving and caring, they came from a victimhood mentality that did not resonate with her soul. A believer that we are the creators of our own life, Anna went on to study at Ostroh Academy, one of the best Ukrainian universities. Today, she speaks four languages and lives her dream life in Miami. She helps people to discover the universal truth about human greatness and unlimited human potential; it is never about resources, but always about resourcefulness. Visit her online at www.annatrishch.com, email email@example.com or call 786-768-4130.