Many people are born knowing what it is they want to do with their lives, what they want out of life, and instantly know what it will take to realize both. Many are born with talents that will ensure a life of ease and self-fulfillment: child prodigies in music, math, athletics, those with an innate extraordinary ability, a star is born.
Then there are the rest of us. The majority of people for whom it takes a lifetime to know what it is we want to do, what it will take to get there, with a vision of hard work and sacrifice. Our talents emerge and develop as we live our lives with a lucky few who realize their full potential before life’s end.
So what does it mean to come ‘full circle’ in life?
To rediscover in the twilight of life an extraordinary talent left unnoticed at the beginning. Or the late recognition of abilities left unsown. For whatever reason: not understanding a talent’s value, financial constraints, fear of the unknown. Talent that travels ‘full circle’ on life’s journey is a second chance to reach fulfillment, to discover why we are here, to leave a legacy that will be remembered. Full circle gives us time and commitment to make life right.
SO WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
People are encouraged to reinvent themselves to move forward in their lives and careers. Yet the truth may be the talent, skills and ability needed to move forward are already within us waiting for us to uncover them.
‘Hidden’ talent is what makes us unique and without comparison with others. It is never too late in life to explore what it is that sets you apart and defines you as an individual.
Start somewhere and make that point the beginning of your life. The undiscovered you can make a real difference in your life and career no matter where in life’s journey you are at present.
The adage, ‘…the more things change, the more they stay the same…’ applies to life and career. Life in its Twilight resembles more and more each day the beginning of life and career and presents a second chance to make good on missed opportunities.
What do you think?