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  • Writer's pictureLauren Douglass

God whispers.

My clients inspire me.

One recommend this book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson.

In it, the author tells a story of a child shamed by a world she didn’t perform well in… until she started dancing. She excelled. Robinson writes, “Eventually, Gillian Lynne met Andrew Lloyd Webber and created with him some of the most successful musical theater productions in history, including Cats and The Phantom of the Opera.”

She didn’t change, the measurement did.

At 8, the child prodigy Akiane Kramarik, painted this portrait of Jesus titled The Prince of Peace. She is self-taught.

She is different.

Vanessa Horabuena is a Christian worship artist. As a speed painter, she travels nationwide for events. Watching her perform is awe inspiring.

She is different.

Imagine if these painters had not picked up a paint brush but had conformed to world measuring the wrong thing. They would be ignoring their talents. Don’t buy into judgement. The world is going to judge you either way you choose.

God doesn’t shout, he whispers.

A common story is to promote the top sales person into leadership, and hope they create a team. However, there are different success measures. This transition can be filled with long-term anxiety because a person is no longer responsible for their own performance. Some will fly and some will want to go back. Both are ok. It is how each person measures their own path. It’s ok to try something new and it’s ok to go back to excel.

What is your personal measure of success?

Recognizing potential calls for flexibility in development. Find someone who sees your strength and helps you walk it with confidence however you choose to paint your world.

I wrote this article for three clients. Thank you for inspiring me. ❤️

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