In my early elementary school years I was nearly fluent in Spanish. Between learning it in school and growing up surrounded by neighbors who spoke the language, it was only natural that I picked it and could speak it with little effort. But, after moving to the suburbs in 3rd grade, I quickly lost my ability to use the language because I wasn’t in an environment that fostered the use of the language. We’re all familiar with the old adage, “use it or lose it.” Well, I lost it.
Have you found yourself in a similar place lately? You had some focus, passion, drive, goals, and right now you can’t seem to get back to the place where you felt motivated or on top of your game. I can relate, because I’m in a similar place right now.
So this week, instead of focusing on motivation, let’s do a self assessment. How can we position ourselves in an environment that will constantly cultivate our skills? What can we do to make sure we are using our gifts and talents to push us closer to ultimately achieving our goals. We don’t have to get swept away in trying to figure it out all at once. But, a small step in the right direction can make a huge impact.
Matthew 25:29 reads: To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.