Focus on what you can do
Don’t watch another webinar, listen to another podcast or buy another book to try and be something you shouldn’t.
Don’t try to “unlock your potential”, or become someone else idea of what you should be.
Don’t ignore the gift right in front of you: yourself.
Stop trying to be something you’re not and focus on what you already are.
Give up coaches and get real about what you are good at.
You don’t need your own TED Talk to be valid.
Write a list. What can you already do? What are you good at? What do you like? Who do you know?
Write it all down.
What are your best traits? Worst traits?
What are your strengths? Weaknesses?
And where is the gold in all of that?
Not everyone is cut out to be a CEO but maybe you are. Only you know that.
Instead of looking outside yourself for direction, stop and look at where you are right now.
Get really good at being here.
Do that, and other people will notice.
Do that, and you will notice.
With focused effort comes brilliance. It’s the faceting of a diamond.
It’s the cutting and polishing that turns them into something interesting.
Cut and polish yourself before you go chasing some else’s glittering jewels.