Thursday, 16 June 2011
Many people look for success in other people and places instead of looking to the uniqueness within them, they look outward instead of looking inward and search for love and happiness in all the wrong places.
In the story "Acres of Diamonds" by Russell Conwell, the story of a man is told who is searching for success but he didn't know that the success he was searching for in the form of diamonds was right on his personal property! He travelled all over the world searching for diamonds, after selling his property , after many years of travels and not finding diamonds, frustrated he killed himself. The man he sold his property to one day saw a rock on the property and he tested it, the rock was right behind the house. To his surprise it was a diamond, he became rich overnight! It's a situation of tragedy for one man and financial fortune for another. Many of us are like that first man who sold his property , instead of searching deep within ourselves to find out what we have within us and develop them we despise what we have and place value on other people. For many "the grass is always greener on the other side".
There are treasures in each of us, they are called talents and gifts. Your talents and your gifts are the keys to your greatness. They are "what you have in your hand" and you must use it. If you do not use your talents and gifts then you are selfish, your talents and gifts are not just for you but they are for humanity and they have the tremendous ability to make you wealthy.
There is a need to carry out self appraisals on ourselves regularly, we all have abilities within us that will benefit humanity and make us rich.
Develop your gifts and talents, after discovering them, the world is waiting for you.