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It’s time to hatch

Posted Apr 23 2009 5:23pm
I always feel as though I’m not living up to my potential. There is as world out there for me to conquer and explore, and I haven’t even gone beyond my own front door. I desperately want to make a difference, to make this world a better place to live in and to feel that I have done something of significance with my life. Do I want to do this for myself or for the world? I honestly don’t know. But the most pressing problem facing me right now is that I don’t have the slightest idea how to go about doing any of these things.

So with that depressing thought in mind, I decided to sit down and take inventory of what I have to offer. Maybe once I have determined my skills, strengths and gifts, I will be able to take a step in the right direction. Here are some positive answers I came up with.

My Strengths
Writing
Caring about Others
Being loyal
Honesty/Integrity
Empathy
Having a big heart
Having a sharp mind
Discernment

Although I’m still not sure what to do with these strengths, I’m determined to do something with the gifts I have been given. After all, wouldn’t it be completely depressing to take such fabulous gifts and squander them? I’m already feeling guilty for not putting these gifts to use on a more regular basis.

My next step will be to think about how to pull these strengths together in order to do something to benefit society. I’ll worry about the reasons behind it later.

Here’s a quote that inspired me today:

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C.S. Lewis

I’m ready to turn into a bird and will then learn how to fly. First, I must break free of my shell.

If you’re still an egg, I’d like to encourage you to break free of your shell too. It’s time to hatch or go bad. Which path will you choose?
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