We all have our strengths and our weaknesses and while it is true that we grow when we delve into and work on our weaknesses, it is also true that we give the most to the world when we use our strengths. For me one of the changes I wish to see in the world is everyone living from their authentic selves. This leads to happiness and a sense of satisfaction which leads to inner peace which leads to outer peace which leads to…world peace.
For years I thought of performing – one of my strengths – as something I did for fun, a way to reward myself for all the work I did “saving the world.” Then I discovered a group called Powerstories Theatre of Tampa, Inc. – powerstories.com (check us out at the Capitol Fringe Festival in DC in July) – and my life changed. Through Powerstories, I discovered the beauty of merging work and play, passion and purpose, changing the world while following my bliss. I now see my gift as a performer and my love of performing as a way to help my mission of Being the Change. When I am on stage, joy pours out of me and into the audience. I open hearts, I inspire, I change lives and I feel totally blissed out and fulfilled. Does it get any better than that?
So sure, strengthen your weaknesses but don’t forget to live your strengths!