Hartley Peavey the founder of Peavey Electronics (pictured ), loved playing music. Nonetheless, he was also very good at building musical instruments. Peavey realized that his chances to succeed as a musician was too slim because there were too many talented would-be musicians in the world. He decided to focus his energy on building the best music instruments rather than playing guitar. Peavey not only became the best in his field but also generated enormous wealth in the process.
When you do what you were born to do you get maximum results by deploying minimum efforts. Being naturally talented at a certain thing is a strong indication that the endeavour is indeed your life purpose. This is because your purpose must match your natural talents and abilities. Not only that, your life purpose must set a scene that will make you the best (or at least among the best) of it.
God created each human being for a unique purpose. The word unique means one of it’s kind. What this means in practice is that each and every one of us was created to do a certain business uniquely better than anybody else. That is why every one of us has a unique and distinct makeup.
Our biological makeup (a word for natural talents, gifts and abilities) is a tool that enables us to fulfil our unique life purpose. God cannot give you a task without giving you the right tools you need in order to accomplish it.
When we live lives that is consistent with our life purpose we feel happy, secure and prosperous. Scientists show that to behave in ways not consistent with one’s inborn makeup takes a tremendous amount of energy. In fact, it is highly associated with stress. When we do the job that matches our innate talents we not only tend to excel, we also feel good about ourselves and are energized.
Steve Jobs, founder of Apple once said, “You’ve got to find what you love, and that is as true for work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do….”
You were made to be the best or among the best at something. If you are engaged in a business of which you can neither be the best nor among the best you better quit and focus on what you know you can be the best.Today ask yourself this question, how good are you at what you are doing? What are the chances of you becoming the best at it? What job could you do better than anybody else?