Know Thine Self

In the continued harsh pursuit of truth and embracing reality, I need to look no further than my quest to understand the motivations and stimuli that prompt action in my own world.  The journey to self actualization for the sake of self actualization is worthless.  But then again, like most things, the destination isn't the point, the journey is. "The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates

"It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else and still unknown to himself." - Francis Bacon

"To thine own self be true" - William Shakespeare

With that level of self awareness, I have found the continued ability to trust my gut and take decisive and quick action to position myself in places and opportunities that bring about the best of my best.  If I don't immediately see the ability to add value or bring my skill set to bare, I have very little interest in sticking around.  By constantly honing and refining the understanding of your skill sets and strengths, the impact you can make is compounded.  Less time is wasted on things that are not in your sweet spot and new opportunities are uncovered by intentionally moving on from those that aren't made for you.

This isn't a license or an endorsement of shirking responsibilities or quitting prematurely.  In fact, the exact opposite.  It is an endorsement of continually being better at only committing to the responsibilities and the tasks that you know you are best suited for. By pushing through the hardship of a wrong decision should only cement and deepen our intentionality to choose wisely in the future.

There is no greater gift that you can give the world than to constantly position yourself in the place where your passions align with your skills.  The place where you truly come ALIVE.

"Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is more people who have come alive." - Gil Bailie