Clarifying Your Gifts – Part I
You have always known what your gifts are and what you are here to do, but sometimes it’s hard to see this in the midst of a busy life. Sometimes it’s hard to see ourselves objectively enough to understand what we really offer the world.
I’m going to suggest you use one gift I know you do possess, and that is the wonderful gift of your imagination. With your imagination, answer the questions below. They are meant to help you find clues and then clarify what your gifts are. This is the first of 3 scenarios I like explore with people. This particular one is called Childhood Dreams.
Scenario I – Childhood Dreams:
Go back to a time when just about anything is possible – before any defeats are experienced, before any limiting beliefs have crept in. You’re 9 or 10 years old (or any age you wish to imagine from).
- What are you attracted to and dream of doing? In other words, what do you want to be when you grow up?
- Now describe the qualities that you value regarding that activity, profession or job: (e.g. My friend, Jeff, gave me the idea for this question. He said that he wanted to be a priest until he started liking girls and decided celibacy would not be an option! The qualities that he values in priesthood are: counseling, problem-solving, teaching, serving and helping. He didn’t grow up to be a priest, but he did turn out to be a fine career counselor!)
Angela Loëb helps people rediscover and use their gifts so they bring who they are to what they do in life. http://about.me/angelarloeb __________________________________________________________