The Art of Loving Yourself Partie 3

 Peak Experiences and Existing Talents

Your capabilities are very important when you are thinking about taking your dreams and making something of them.  You need to think about peak experiences and existing talents you have that you can use toward the benefit of making your dreams come true.  This can also help you build the confidence you need to be successful.

Your peak experiences include times in your life where you excelled.  You don’t have to have won an award.  These peak experiences include the best times of your life.  What are some of the things you have done in your life that you really enjoyed you wish you could do again?  Consider some of the accomplishments you have made.  You might have built things in the past when you were younger.

Existing talents you have today can be used to help you achieve your goals.  Are you good at organizing or marketing?  You might be good at something you don’t even realize you are good at.  These things could be making announcements about events, making phone calls, baking, gardening, and more.

You don’t have to have an expert talent.  You may have the knowledge about something that you enjoy very much.  Maybe you have an interest that you like to read about and this is your hidden passion.  Think about something you are very knowledgeable about because you choose to be, not because you are required to be at work.

Some of the highest times in your life may be the passion you wish you had back in your life.  You might have used to be a runner and always wanted to win the New York City Marathon but now you are a smoker and have written that dream off years ago.  That doesn’t mean you cannot get back into shape and go for your big dream.

Everyone is good at something.  If you don’t have a hobby like making candles, beaded jewelry, or working on cars on the weekends it doesn’t mean you don’t have a skill.  This just means that you haven’t quite figured out what your skill is yet.  You need to know what it is that interests you the most.  The majority of people are very good at what they do when they enjoy it.