You don’t have to change who you are to please the world.
Many years ago when I decided to do my LLM in General Studies, I had the option to choose a concentration, e.g. Intellectual Property. I did not choose the concentration because I just couldn’t see myself being tied to one course.
The LLM program had other courses that I was interested in that I knew would be beneficial to me later in life.
Let’s face it –there was already nearly a ten year gap between my British law degree and my LLM in New York. I had a lot of experience within the gap – business experience, professional and life experience.
During the LLM program, I learned about alternative dispute resolution, cyber law, corporate law, mediation and more. The diversity in learning has enriched my life in many ways. It has helped me interact with people from different industries, professions and walks of life; operate in diverse capacities, engage in life transforming conversations, negotiate business deals and fearlessly pitch digital tents in this cyber era.
Why do you need to know this little back story?
Instinct. Decisions. Crossroads. Faith.
What has that still small voice told you or what is it saying to you right now? How are you naturally wired? How did God create you? What are your gifts and talents?
In my little back story, I already knew how God created me and I chose the route that blended with my divine make up.
Some folks are great at doing one thing; some are great at multiple things. Whichever place you fit, do not change who you are to please the world, downplay your gifts to blend or dim your lights because you are shy.
You have the gifts because you are qualified to use them.
Leonardo Da Vinci had multiple gifts and talents. He was a painter, sculptor, musician, engineer, botanist, writer, inventor, mathematician and more.
One of the biggest mistakes and major interference with destiny is to push someone who is gifted in multiple areas to choose one and forget the rest. It is a disservice to humanity.
Be yourself because the world needs you.
There are many folks who would benefit from the abandoned gifts. I will stop right here about gifts and talents. I have a few blog posts about them. Here’s an example and why you shouldn’t choose one and forget the rest.
I would love to hear from you. Scroll down and leave a comment. Let’s hear how you are juggling multiple assignments or utilizing multiple gifts and talents.
Belinda Enoma is a Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Consultant, Corporate Trainer and Global Speaker with a unique blend of law and technology expertise. She is a digital entrepreneur, author, ordained pastor, global conference host and mentor to women who desire to impact their generation. For bookings, click here