I have been through so much lately it isn’t even funny but it is all making sense now. You all will see when you are meant for something, NO MATTER how much you try to avoid it, it will put you in the path of what you are supposed to do. I want to tell a story that will help set up my point.
I remember that when me and my best friend Jeron would spend HOURS playing basketball every summer. It didn’t matter how hot it was, if it was raining, or even if it was cold, we were going to find away to play basketball. When you are young, you are very stubborn like that! Lol. We would practice and practice, just us. We were good, we played more than anyone else in the neighborhood but we weren’t as GOOD. I mean we would play, 5-7 hours a day, but yet sat the bench for our high school team. Some would ask, why would you invest that much time into a sport you weren’t great at?
See, we all in life have different talents. See, the kids that were REALLY good didn’t have to invest that much time into what they were good at because it came easy to them. Jeron and I had to work our tails off just to be AVERAGE because we were below average players. Have you ever been so talented at something that you didn’t invest alot of time in but you were better or as good as someone that did all the EXTRA stuff, extra time in, etc?
The world way back then was trying to send me a sign that basketball wasn’t my CALLING! As much time as I was investing, it wasn’t paying off because I liked playing basketball but my TRUE PASSION was never basketball. See, I wanted to play and make the team, but it wasn’t my BURNING DESIRE TO BE GREAT AT BASKETBALL. Let me ask a question, what is your burning desire? Your BURNING DESIRE or YOUR BLISS is natural and so easy to you. It’s like how Michael Jordan was with a basketball in his hands. Tiger Woods with a golf club!
Think about this: What makes you feel like KING or QUEEN of the world?
I remember when I figured out mine, it was a YEAR AGO TODAY! I had the pleasure to go the Steve Harvey Show, and I felt totally comfortable. What nobody got to see is I was actually on the stage and helped warm up the show. Let’s just say, that’s when I KNEW what I am supposed to do. What my burning desire is!
The world puts us on a platform to accomplish whatever our burning desire is but it means nothing if we don’t recognize it.
Eric W. Black
Mirror Motivation Media
CEO & Founder