Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.Albert Einstein
How many of you feel that you’ve got amazing abilities but you are at the wrong place?
Just imagine for a moment if Michael Jackson starts dancing while working in an office job or if Picasso starts painting during his science examination? These are just examples but people would probably think that they are strange. You see, though they are so good at what they do but if they are in the wrong places, it will be strange.
The thing is this, there are many people here has all the right moves but are in the wrong environment. Another examples could be if we put a fish on a tree, the fish would still flap their tails and fins and the monkey probably think the fish is not smart. But once we put the fish into the water, the fish will show its full potential of its swimming ability, just as for Michael Jackson, his shining moment is on the stage and for Picasso, his full capability is in art.
Therefore, in life, though sometimes we may express our gifts and talents but if we are in the wrong places, it will not be fully utilized. Though we have all the right movement, we are in the wrong environment. Hence, identify who you are and change your environment where you can flow with your gifts. Just as the fish swim in the waters, the birds fly in the air and the monkeys jump on the trees. Because when you are in the right environment, your potential can be seen through.
Sometimes in my office as I was doing some office work. Once in a while, my mind would wonder for a bit and I started visualizing as though I was giving a talk or training, my hands begin to show some gestures and colleagues around me notices and told me that I was crazy and weird. It is because I was in the wrong environment. But when I started giving a talk in a proper venue, my gift in speaking starts to show and the audience really enjoyed it.
In closing, identify who you are and change your environment where you can freely portray your gifts and abilities. Have all the right movement in all the right environment. And there is where we will begin to see new opportunities and we can open up to new possibilities.