There are some people who appear to have it all. Good looks, high IQ, friends who adore them and perfect partners who bloat about their significant others accomplishments including winning the Nobel Peace Prize. They have gobbles of money pouring out of their crevices and have an assortment of trophies lined artistically in their posh study housed in their seaside mansion.
Then there is the rest of us. A past of hurts and shame. Report cards of failure and a long list of job changes while we are trying to figure out what our talent is in the first place. We live our lives watching Hollywood envying their good fortune and monitor sports figures admiring them for their perfect scores.
Our lives are a series of comparisons which then lead to a feeling of not being good enough, smart enough... worthy enough. In most cases our shortcomings make us feel hopeless and ashamed of who we are. But the truth is our worthiness scale is not an external factor and we need to stop that conversation so we can begin to see how uniquely fantastic we really are.
I know for me, I started my life as an underachiever. I didn't enjoy sports, and in fact hated them. I was a good dancer, but my grades were balanced firmly on the average scale. I loved art, but found chicken scratch wasn't going to get me into art school. So I fell into the pit of feeling imperfect and lame. That is until I realized that my love for myself and others made me happy and then all competition melted away.
Our souls calling should be your only gauge to who you are. We each have a gift, and when we tap into it, we start to see ourselves as amazing beings with a purpose beyond measure. There is no one like you and your past history was carefully orchestrated just so you would have the tools to realize your calling.
I know for many of you this call for purpose is not yet realized. But when you stop worrying about how worthy you are in comparison to others, you can channel that energy to something uniquely great.
You are worthy. I can promise you that. And each person you meet will need a part of you that can't be found within themselves. So when Bill Gates comes knocking on my door, I will happily share my gifts of love with him. Or anyone for that matter.