Focus On What You’re Good At And You Will Glide Through Life


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Have you ever noticed that there are some people who seem to glide through life? The fact is, these people are gliding. Life is just easier for them. But there’s more to this than meets the eye.

Each one of us has in-born talents. These are natural abilities that are hardwired into our DNA. We’re born with certain innate talents. But most never uncover their innate talents. As a result, life is a struggle. They choose a profession, career or job that isn’t suited for them. The byproduct of making a living doing something you’re just not naturally good at is mediocrity or, even worse, unemployment.

For some individuals, it takes many years to get good at a particular task, while for others it takes almost no time at all. You see it all the time in sports. There are those who spend hours and hours and years and years hitting a tennis ball, or dribbling a basketball or pitching a baseball. Then someone comes along and in a fraction of the time they are either at your level or way beyond your level. No matter how hard you work, there are prodigies out there who make you feel inferior. It’s frustrating.

Those who pick up certain tasks easily, or seemingly glide through life, have tapped into their innate talents and when they spend the rest of their lives practicing and perfecting these talents, their lives are happy, fulfilled and they make more money.

We are all born with certain talents, certain strengths. Life wants you to engage in those activities you are naturally good at. If you want to glide through life, you have to find your inner talents and then devote your life to perfecting them. You must focus on your strengths and avoid your weaknesses if you want to succeed in life. When you focus on what you’re good at, life rewards you with money and happiness. When you don’t life punishes you with poverty and unhappiness. Your only job is to find out what you’re good at and then devote yourself to it. How do you find what you’re good at?

You must experiment. Devote yourself to novel things. Things you never did before. Keep pecking away until you find something that comes easy to you. Anything that comes easy to you will fill you will motivation and passion. You’ll simply want to engage in that activity over and over again. When you tap into an innate talent, the emotional part of the brain is activated and infuses you with passion. Passion is the beacon, the guiding light in the darkness, that shows you the path of your true calling in life. When you find and pursue your in-born talents and strengths, life becomes infinitely easier.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. Beautifully said, thank you for sharing.

  2. Totally agree with Lisa’s comment. Thank you for the clarity on what once seemed a mystery now seems so simple.

  3. There’s certainly a lot to learn about this topic. I love all the points you made.|

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