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What Is Your WHAT?: Discover The One Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do by Steve Olsher

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Chapter 15

Identifying Your WHAT

Step One

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life: think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. That is the way great spiritual giants are produced.

—Swami Vivekananda

In Chapter 14, you learned about the importance of your WHAT and were provided some initial suggestions for identifying it. This chapter continues the exploration in more depth, offering a multistep, proven process for revealing this vital aspect of who you are.

As explained in the Introduction, the equation for defining your WHAT comprises three interdependent elements.

1. Identifying your natural God-given Gifts.
2. Identifying the best Vehicle for sharing your Gifts with the world.
3. Identifying the specific audiences who'll benefit most from your Gifts.

For maximum results, each must work as a cohesive unit within an autonomous, clearly defined structure. Consider the diagram shown in Figure 15.1.

Figure 15.1 Live Within the Overlap of the Concentric Circles

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Like a tripod, each component is reliant upon the other to maintain stability and maximize the full potential of the Venn diagram. While the equation can temporarily survive without all three elements being present, eventually, performance will suffer as one or more vital ...

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