I don’t often get to do what I do best every day, but I do get to do many things that I do very well. Years ago, I attended a business session where the speaker asked the large group, “Is there something that you do better than 10 other people?” After briefly thinking about this, I told myself that there were many things I could do better than 10 other people. He went on to ask if there was something that each of us could do better than 100 other people. Once again after searching the inner recesses of my mind, I felt that I could do something better than 100 other people. We all have something we do better than most people. It is so important that we get the opportunity to do whatever that “something” is.
Oftentimes I sit down on a quiet Friday evening, feeling like I would like to write something and yet nothing comes to mind. There are no people to write about, or yester years bubbling up into my memory. No trips to reconsider or jobs gone well or awry. When we are not doing what we enjoy, life can become the drudgery of waking up each day and putting one foot in front of the other until your head hits the pillow to put to bed another uneventful day. A day that will simply blend into a panoply of “another day.” You might not be able to recall this day years from now or recollect anything that took place. I suppose in a life of 50,000 days, there are probably around 100 that really stand out.
Don’t let today – July12, 2012 – be one of the 49,900 days of this life that somehow gets swept under life’s proverbial rug. Make the most of this day. Find time to do what you do best. I believe that if you get in the habit of doing what you do best, you will have thousands of days to remember.