One of my sisters loves everything about music. As a matter of fact, she intends becoming an influential musician some day. During one of our discussions this quarantine period, I asked what she was currently doing to make her musical dream a reality. “I’m just in school studying to get my degree and I’m not doing anything in particular about that…. Perhaps, I will figure it out when I’m done with school and by then opportunities should be waiting for me” she said.
To be honest I love that she is focused entirely on school work but I didn’t like the fact that she has not been doing anything about it. How was she going to recognize opportunities after school if she didn’t prepare herself for it?
I was concerned that during the stay at home period, I have not seen her do anything related to her passion in music. She has been watching movies and spending time on social media which is cool because none of us prepared for a pandemic in this season. So I understand, alright.
I was expecting to see her do one thing that will bring her closer to her dreams of becoming an influential musician. I wanted to see her songs once in a while and maybe overhear her talk about music. At the end of our discussion, I encouraged her to start doing something about it especially with time on her hands right now.
Why? Because I want her to be competent, sharpen her skills and develop capacity.
Talent is not enough. Your skill is the distinguishing factor between COMPETENCY and MEDIOCRITY.
Most of us are talented in several ways and sometimes we think that we do not have any work to do in grooming them. Maybe God has entrusted you with gifts that are easily recognizable but you are not functioning in your full capacity because you have refused to put in the work.
You Don’t Want To:
- Sign up for that public speaking class
- Sign up for that webinar
- Subscribe to that membership
- Collaborate in that project
- Pay for that masterclass
- Learn how to create content
- Sit down and read to be knowledgeable in that expertise
- Take responsibilities
- Let go of petty excuses why you won’t start
- Do some research
- Serve in your community or workplace
- Spend time with the holy spirit
You may relate to some of the reasons above as to why you have not built capacity to function at your best.
Girl, I’m challenging you this week to choose COMPETENCY over MEDIOCRITY.
You cannot recognize opportunities you did not prepare for.
Success doesn’t happen by chance. It takes time and you have to be patient with it. And for the record, there is nothing like overnight success.
I know God has called you to do awesome things but do not let mediocrity cripple it. Show up and show out for all that God has called you to do no matter how small it looks.
Global Impact Starts With Local Impact. JUST START!
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.(proverbs 22:29).
I’m challenging you to do just one thing daily that will take you a step further to achieving your goals.
Sis, go get those skills.