This is an excerpt from one of my upcoming books.
An expert is someone who has or shows special skill or knowledge because of what s/he has been taught or what s/he has experienced.
You are the expert on your life. You have special skills and knowledge about your life because of what you have experienced and because of who you are.
No one else knows more about your life, about your life experiences or about what will work in your life than you do.
This is not to say that you will never consult someone else about things you haven’t studied.
But no one will ever know more about you than you know about yourself.
To completely claim your expertise about your life, you need to know what your core strengths and values are.
You need to know what makes you come alive.
You need to claim your strengths, to acknowledge your values, and to create a vision…
Then you can act on behalf of yourself and on behalf of the world, bringing your strengths, values and vision to it.
No one else can do exactly what you can do in the way you will do it.
You need to trust and act on this fact.
You claim your expertise over your own life when you trust yourself and act on the information you’re giving yourself.
Getting clear about your deepest, soul-level desires, learning to trust what the wisest part of you knows is true, and then acting on it, is the life purpose for most of us.
Trust the answers you give yourself. Act on them. Change your life. Change your world.
Above all, trust yourself.
I have never met a single person who doesn’t have worth, and who doesn’t have something to contribute by being in this world.
There’s an old joke:
“To be is to do.”—Sartre
“To do is to be.”—Camus
“Do be do be do.”—Sinatra
When you deeply ‘be’ who you are and ‘do’ what you came here to do, you create a melody where your being and your doing are so inextricably united that they become one and the same song.
And the joy you experience in singing your song, could inspire the world.
May we pursue our paths, acting from our deep personal power and singing our unique song,