“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Albert Pike
What are you on the planet to do? Once all the clutter is cleared away and you can think about this from your own clear and unhindered point of view, what do you really want to do? To show up with? To stand and deliver? Right here, right now?
Above all – what can you do each day to make the world a better place? Whatever it is, that’s your legacy.
Do you want to write, compose, or heal? Do you want to paint ‘plein air’ around the world? Do you want interview the last remaining crew from the WW2 bomber command and make a film about them? Do you want to run spiritual retreats on a wild and remote Greek island? Do you want to be the world’s premier expert on ray guns? Change people’s lives with circus skills? Make the world’s tiniest glass elephants? These are real examples – all people I know and have met or worked with.
The world is your oyster, and your quietness, shyness, introversion or current lack of confidence should not be a barrier to you.
What’s your gift to the world? Once you have defined it, it becomes much easier to turn it into something you can share.
If you understand your gift, creative or otherwise, you are already ahead of the game. If you have a gift – and want to share it with the world, you should step up and make it happen.
Best wishes – Pete