Here is a daily affirmation to inspire and motivate you: “I know what I need. But do I know what I am needed for?”
Each of us is created with a unique mission in life, one that nobody else can fulfill. It’s easy to get caught up in survival mode. But, you can transcend the apathy that results from merely surviving by asking yourself what your specific set of talents and skills are needed for in the world.
To identify your uniqueness, take a close look at your strengths. What are you good at? Where have you contributed the most? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t cured cancer — look at your passions, hobbies, and the things you enjoy and do well. Your contribution to the world is as important as the ones that make headlines — you really don’t know the effect of your actions.
Once you define your distinct abilities, you are well on your way to becoming a giver instead of a taker. Armed with awareness of your gifts, and the self-confidence it exudes, you can live a purpose driven live — a life driven not by what you need but by what you are needed for. A proactive life instead of a reactive one.
Wherever you go and whatever you do, find ways to use your strengths, particularly to help other people. The daily affirmation, “I know what I need, but do I know what I am needed for?” will remind you to do so.