We are all unique beings, born to do great things on planet Earth. No two individuals are the same, not even twins. God has made it this way so we can all use our different skills and abilities to serve humanity.
It is sad to see we live in a world filled with copies-people trying to pattern their lives after others and failing to realise “we can never be like the other person.” No one can take your place. No one can be like you so instead of comparing or patterning your journey after someone else’s, why don’t you focus on being the best version of you every day and that is what Motty Inspires is aimed at- providing young people with the tools they need to become the best version of themselves.
But, before you can be a better ‘you’, or the best version of you, you need to discover what makes you tick. What sets you apart? What unique thing do you have to offer mankind? You might be thinking “I have nothing to offer,’ and that is the mind-set you have to change. God did not make a mistake when He made you. When He created you, he endowed in you everything you need to excel and thrive. So when you live below this standard, you are settling for less than God’s best for your life.
The principle behind ‘what makes you tick?’ is used quite often today- in college/job applications, in your CV or during an interview or any recruitment process. Recruiters want to know what makes you stand out, what makes you different from the other applicants? I actually heard this question phrase from Mpumi Nobiva – a first class graduate of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy and she mentioned how she was asked this question by Oprah during the interview into the academy. I think it is an important question we all must ask ourselves.
So this post today is not your regular post, it is more to do with you. You have to do the work this time around.
Take a sheet of paper or preferably get a spare notebook and dedicate it to ‘you’, who you are as a person and what you have to offer the world. You can call this book anything you want and in there write down all your skills, abilities, what you excel at, what people have noticed about you or what your family and friends compliment you for every single time and also the skills you need to improve on. Write it all down. Also jot down your aspirations, where you see yourself ten years from now- so write in 3rd person, I will use myself as an example- Omotunde Esther Sotuminu is a qualified international lawyer, entrepreneur, blogger and inspirational speaker that has mentored millennials across the world….Your turn!! Write it down! Don’t be scared! The first step to you achieving your goal is to write it down and the little actions you would take each day to ensure that goal comes into fruition. Lastly, draw links from your gifts to your aspirations or what you are passionate about.
This exercise will help in determining what your purpose is and when you have discovered your purpose and what you want to do, you can write down the little actions you are going to take each day. You might still be in high school or college and feel the need to start the side-hustle you love. Who knows, it can grow into a full time brand/business. Of course, it will be difficult initially, you will face challenges like any other venture in life, and you will have to sacrifice your time, money to start whatever your passion is be it mentoring young people, baking, fashion blogging or even photography.
I’m currently reading Steve Harvey’s book titled ‘Jump’ and it is simply amazing! It provides you with the tools you need to take that jump in your life- to step outside your comfort zone and do the great things you were called to do. Taking that ‘jump’ is not easy, following your creative career path is not always easy. You will have the bad days and the disappointments or rejections. They are part of life and achieving your purpose requires you to put the necessary effort into mastering your craft and most importantly being consistent at it.
What makes you tick? What sets you apart from the rest of the crowd? Why are you a different millennial? I would love to know, so leave your thoughts in the comment section. Also, if you have any suggestions on the content you would like to see on the blog and the Instagram Page, leave your thoughts down below.