Everyday I wake up knowing that I'm in position to encourage, help, inspire, motivate and provide insight to somebody. I go to bed each night knowing somewhere, somehow someone has been affected by my living. How can I be so sure you ask? I receive literally hundreds of emails each month from individuals sharing with me how a post on Facebook, or a Tweet, or something in one of my books have helped them. These emails help confirm what I have known for a long time, but the #1 reason I know my life of giving makes a difference, is because I'm living from my GENIUS POTENTIAL!
Another way of saying this is I'm living from my place of passion, my unique gifting. Living from your GENIUS POTENTIAL is about doing what you were born to do. A Porche is designed to be driven fast, when it is made to drive at slow speeds, over time the car will malfunction. I lived in Germany for 14 years and I was able to experience driving at high speeds, driving 100 MPH was normal.
You haven't driven until you are on the Autobahn at 6am in the morning, the road is clear and you are sitting behind the will of a high performance vehicle. Seeing the needle actually go from 0-60 in seconds. Watching the needle move over that 100 MPH, then hitting the 160 MPH. Ahhh what a rush!!!
Have you ever noticed in your car that your speedometer says that you can drive faster? Well why don't you? Because of the speed limits placed on you right. That's how life is when you don't live from your GENIUS POTENTIAL! You are placing limits on your self, and your POTENTIALOMETER (New word alert)is saying you can live better.
For years I knew I would be a teacher of some sort and a speaker. Others recognized it as well, some thought I would be a lawyer, a minister, or a politician. I grabbed concepts easily in school, and could communicate them to others well. In school, this however caused me to get in trouble a lot. Because I could understand the lessons so fast, I would get bored and loose focus. My mom, nor my teachers could understand, how I would do so well in class, but at the same time seem distracted and distract others.
Actually, this was the beginning of my awareness of my GENIUS POTENTIAL. I would try to help the other students get it. Now this natural proclivity wasn't seen in every subject, I still hate Math, lol. But for subjects like English, History and Social Studies I excelled. Fast forward twenty years, and I am still trying to help people get it. Teaching is my passion, my gift, my GENIUS POTENTIAL. It was natural for me to study leadership and personal develop, it felt right, it felt good. And every time I have the opportunity to do so, I get energized. I can remember I grueling flight to Ghana one year, the flight was delayed, and had me arriving a day later than expected. Once I deported the plane, my host said "I know you must be very tired, but the seminar is in a few hours, will you be ready." I said no problem, just let me go to the hotel and freshen up. Even though I was tired, I knew, once I hit the podium, I would get a rush of energy. Doing what I love energizes me.
We are a few weeks away from entering into a New Year. If you are not living from your GENIUS POTENTIAL, make the decision. For the most part, you know what you don't like doing. Focus in on what really brings you joy, happiness and fulfillment. I want you to go to sleep each night knowing your living is giving. And to wake up each morning excited because you have another opportunity to live to give your GENIUS to the world.
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Dr. Will is an author, speaker and leadership consultant....