Know Your Part.

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Everyone has a part to play.

It means that each of us brings unique strengths to our careers, our relationships, and our lives in general.  We each bring our own gifts and talents to the lives we lead.  What do you do best?  What is the thing you know you do better than anyone else?  Find that, and you will have found the gift you bring to everyone around you.

Some have gifts surrounding specific tasks at work.  Some are good listeners.  Some organize like no one else.  Some are gifted speakers.  Are you a gifted leader?  Perhaps you collect owed monies better than anyone you’ve ever met.  Perhaps you bake the best lasagna of anyone you know.  It is possible that you reason better than anyone you know and can give outstanding advice to those who are searching.

If you have questions about what you are best at perhaps you need to ask questions of those around you.  People in your life know you.  People are already talking about what you do well.  Maybe they are not telling you, but they will if you ask.  If you already know what you do well, then start telling people.  Let folks know that your talents are available to benefit the group or greater cause.

What is more, you can start building those in your life up by telling them what they do well.  If you have a friend or coworker that seems like they do not know their strengths, you can lend direction to them by telling them what they do well.  Tell them how they fit well into the greater picture, so they can understand the ways that they contribute.

The bottom line is this.  Everyone brings a different dish to the cookout.  We all have reasons to be proud of what we do, and we all need desperately to understand how we contribute to one another and to our greater causes.

Know your gifts.  Know your piece of the puzzle, and tell others what you see as their gifts.  It matters, and it will allow us to be better members of the teams we represent.

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