October 7, 2015
We have infinite potential and because we can never outgrow our strengths they build on one another and evolve with us forever.
The sun is 92.96 million miles from us right now. That’s the same distance as running 3,548,092 marathons. Seems like a pretty long way away, right?
Now, get this: That is relatively close. Scientists have measured light that has been traveling at 200,000 miles per second for 10 billion years.
It’s almost incomprehensible how far away that is.
And still, wherever that is, it isn’t the furthest place in the universe. Not even close. In fact, there is an unknowably larger distance beyond that. And beyond that distance, another one and then another one.
Some describe the universe as being infinite—and they mean it literally—as in limitless.
The beauty of our strengths is that they, too, are without bounds and inexhaustible. Imagine the thought of someone saying, “I’ve mastered belief. So much so, in fact, that I no longer have any use for it.” Or, “I’ve used up all my empathy. Fresh out. Guess I’ll have to find some other way to view the world…”
Reality is actually the opposite of this scenario. That is, the more we use and apply our strengths, the more they grow and the more we receive. Imagine a pencil that gets longer the more we write with it. That’s the strengths.
What a gift!
They are not like a bucket of paint where the more we use the less we have. No. In fact, we have to use our strengths to keep them!
Our strengths are like candles, which can light millions of other candles without dimming as they share their light.
How is it that we gain more strength by using it? What else is like that in our lives, in the world, or in nature? What does greatness look like in our lives today? Was it the same yesterday? How have we been evolving? Has it been in drips, in cascades, or somewhere in between?
Be your greatness. Start. Do. Go.