“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci.
There is something you carry that makes you different from others. This treasure you carry cannot be seen unless you open up. A bag full of goodies may not be recognized until it is unzipped. You are too good to be overlooked or looked down upon. God created you a round peg to fit into a round hole i.e. you are a solution to a particular problem.
A man once said, “Give me a place to stand and I’ll move the world.” Don’t wait for space to be created for you, find your own rhythm. Don’t merge with the crowd, pull your own crowd. You were not created to blend but to stand out and be outstanding. Don’t mingle so that the Eagle in you will not die in the jungle. It is neither about the size of your head nor your physique, it is about the content of that head and your psyche.
Don’t be shy to make things happen. Shyness is not the same as humility. John Mason categorized people into three;
- those who make things happen;
- those who watch things happen;
- Those who ask about what is happening or what just happened.
Make sound impact. Remember that if you don’t take charge of your world, your world will take charge of you.
There is more to you than your facial appearance, your outfit, your discipline or even your school. These things are mere containers; the content is the inner man within you.
Practice makes perfect. You will never be skilled in an act which you refuse to practice. Consider the parable of the talents, all the servants traded with their talents except the one with one talent and he was severely punished for his carefree attitude.
Do not be scared and ashamed of what makes you different or unique. Be proud of who you are and let the whole world benefit from whom God has called you to be.