There is a saying that most people who are famous and successful use and recently I heard it used by Jim Carry. He says the effect you have on other people is the most valuable currency there is. This simply means that you are paid by how you affect people and this is so true. We pay people to make us feel a certain way, we pay people so that they make us laugh, we pay people so that they can make us dance and sing along and we even pay them so that they can make us feel safe. We pay people who use their gifts to influence how we feel.
You cannot truly succeed if you do not know your gift. You cannot maximize your potential if you cannot see it. If you lack the ability to spot what you can do there will be nothing to maximize at the end of the day. He says the effect you have on other people is the most valuable currency you have. This means that in everything you do you going to have to pick up what kind of effect are you having on people. Sensitize yourself to the effect that you have on them so that you can be able to focus on it. You need to do that simply because what you focus on grows. When you put your focus on it, you will find ways of using it more and more in order to affect and help many in ways that only you can. You will find ways of using it to solve problems and influence others that is where wealth is. Solving problems will get you to get you paid.
The key here is to spot this effect so that you can set it apart because it is precious. It is gold and can’t be taken away from you. Once it has been set apart, you will able to apply what I am giving you so that it can function at its fullest glory. Moreover, my mission in life is to guide you to a place where your gift set will be fully functional, where it will break bearers and chains that have held you down all your life to an extent that all those who know you concluded that you are unproductive and useless. If you apply what I am giving you, you get to redefine yourself to these people, even though you not doing this for them but you doing it for yourself.
Dr. Myles Munroe once said, “The most important goal in your life must be self-manifestation” When you pass on you are buried and a tombstone is erected on your gravesite. The tombstone is put there as a representation of your legacy. If you did not do anything significant with your life, then the only legacy that will remain is the tombstone and nothing more. If you did not manifest the gift that you carried in you, while you were alive, then people would also have not have given you any kind of attention. The world will watch, give you its attention and its resources only when you manifest and show the gift that you carry inside of you and being consistent at doing so, bearing in mind that consistency is the only tunnel that leads to mastery and greatness. You cannot afford to walk through life hiding that which you were born to manifest, working a job that you hate and just waiting to collect your pension fund. That would be tragic on your part because the world and everyone in it will not give you any attention if that is how you plan to live. What the world is looking for is the thing that you were created to manifest. In addition, why should they give you any attention? No one in their right mind would want to endorse unproductiveness and barrenness and wealth always keeps its distance from such people.
You keep watching people blow up and become wealthy; it is because they have decided to look from within in order get in touch with their truest gift. Moreover, they understand that their gifts grab the attention of many and that is how they become rich, “where attention, goes money goes”.So from this moment on quit questioning yourself about what the world needs, stop choosing paths and careers according to the fact that there are shortages in those professions and from this moment on, quit asking yourself which is the most paying profession out there because you will get lost if you do that and life will definitely frustrate you. Start asking yourself what is it that makes me come alive because what the world needs is people who have come alive. If acting makes you come alive, do it. If designing clothes makes you come alive then do fashion designing, and if cooking makes you come alive, cook. If it makes you come alive then the worlds need you to do it. If something makes you come alive then you do not have to pursue it, all you need is to just do it, you don’t pursue what is already inside of you, you manifest it.
This has been a Success Nerd presentation, and you will never be the same again.
Writer: M Gaba