I was excited to talk about my favorite subject today: YOU! I trust that you will be blessed by it as well.
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Podcast Episode 3: The World’s Greatest Gift: You!
Welcome to this episode of Women of Passion. I’m Reba J. Hoffman and this is THE podcast dedicated to helping women live their dreams. My goal is to give you the tools to help you safely transition from a job you hate to the career you love.
Today’s Episode is Entitled: The World’s Greatest Gift: You!
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Today’s Topic: You!
I just love to talk about that topic because YOU really are the World’s Greatest Gift.
I know what you might be thinking: That’s NOT a good thing.
Remember when you were a kid and someone was arrogant? Do you remember how you described them? God’s gift to the human race, or some negative descripter.
But here’s the thing: You really ARE God’s Gift to the world! No foolin!
That’s not a conceded statement at all. Here’s why:
1) You are uniquely and wonderfully created. No doubt about it.
2) You have a purpose on this earth that only you can fulfill. Others could do it, but not like you.
3) If you don’t do it, there will be a void in the world.
So let’s talk about YOU! And I want to do that in terms of your dreams.
It’s true that some people have pipe dreams. For example, if I were to dream of climbing Mount Everest, that would be a pipe dream. Why? No expedition leader would take me. I’m 55 years old. I have 4 fractures in my lumbar spine and I have a shunt in my head. I’d never make it onto an expedition team.
But here’s the thing: I DON’T have that dream. Not even remotely! I LOVE to read about others who do it. I gain courage from that but I personally have no dream whatsoever to plant my photo and flag at the highest place on earth.
But I do have BIG Dreams. So do you, I’m sure.
You may not know exactly what you want to do or how you would go about doing it. But you do have dreams. What’s more, If you do not live those dreams, here’s what will happen:
- You’ll get to the end of your life and look back with regrets.
- The world will be a lesser place to be.
- Someone else will have to do it and won’t be able to do it just like you.
FACT: latest polls say 9 out of 10 people in our country do NOT live their dreams in life!
So, if that’s true (and it is), then why do so many people not live their dreams?
The greatest reason for everyone who doesn’t life their dream is:
Pure and simple. They are afraid. They feel the fear and stop. They become anxious and run in the other direction.
The next greatest reason is:
No, I’m not referring to not believing they will actually stand on the finish line. Most people don’t believe in themselves. How sad that is!
No one likes a cocky person who thinks they are perfect in every way but most people I meet have gone to the opposite extreme. They have grown up not believing in themselves and their abilities.
But today, I want you to know and embrace who you are. Your uniqueness, gifts and talents.
I want you to understand how powerful you are and that you are a piece of the puzzle that will be missing from our world if you don’t plug in.
The world’s GREATEST gift—in your own unique way—is YOU.
I had several listeners submit questions for today’s topic. Here are a couple of them.
Daisy asked: how can I be the world’s greatest gift and still be humble?
Gretchen asked: I know a lot of people who think they are, you know, “all that”. How can I be truly myself and walk in the power of me without becoming one of those people I hate?
How do you feel about yourself? Do you believe you are the world’s greatest gift? Why or why not? Share it here!