What has your life prepared you for?
For Philippe Petit his life prepared him for the wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York.
Sully Sullenberger’s life prepared him to land a airliner safely in the Hudson River saving the lives of 155 people.
A favorite story about Picasso sums this idea up very well.
Picasso was sitting at a table outside a Paris cafe. A woman came up to him and asked him to draw something for her on a napkin. He complied, doodling as only he could. After he quickly finished he requested the French equivalent of $5,000. Agast the woman said — “but it only took you 2 minutes!” Smiling, the great man replied — “no Madam, it took me my whole life.”
What has your life prepared you to do? Can you say it out loud? Do you think it is nothing important? If so I suspect you are wrong. I think there is something you are very well qualified to do, something quite important. Part of your qualification to do this is the life you have lived so far.
Do you know what it is? Tell me about it if you can.