YOU WILL NEVER KNOW IF WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS POSSIBLE UNTIL YOU ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
1. What is the difference between what I want to do and what I am good at? Sometimes not everything you want to do you’ll be good at. Not everything you desire to do you have the skills and natural abilities that can help you be good at it.. Your skills and natural abilities are important factors in determining what you can do and do it well. For instance, to be a good musician, you need a good voice. You need both the skills and the natural abilities to do well what you want to do.
2. Do I know what drives me and gives me joy and satisfaction? For you to remain tenacious on what you do, and become a champion, you must have strong drive. You must find satisfaction and joy in doing it. Without strong drive, you soon give-up.
3. What forms my values and priorities in life, and do I really know them? The values and priorities you hold in life have much to determine the choice of what you do in life, how well you’ll do it and the legacy to live behind.
4. Do I have a deep reason inside me that makes me want to do what I want to do? It is not possible to stand against all odds if you don’t have a strong and deep reason for doing what you want to do. Your ability to endure tough times and become exceptional is determined by the deep reason hidden inside you.
5. Whom do I want to become in the process of doing what I want to do? Whom you want to become is much more important than what you want to be. The two are not the same. The former is about personal character and attitude transformation and impacts, while the later is about recognition, power, position and prestige. So, whom you want to become should be more important to you than what you want to be.
Most people move into what they think they can do, on the process, come to realize they cannot do well what they think they can do. These five questions will help you know yourself and what you can do. Also know if you can be good at it.
…. CHUKWU MICHAEL CHUKWU,
Leadership Developer and Capacity Builder.