To know me is to see a strong woman who, seemingly, has everything together. A person who has a plan to get through any situation that may arise and an answer for everything; I wouldn’t say a “know-it-all” but a “know-a-lot” (lol). I’ve helped many people identify their strengths and interests so they could put them to practice in their everyday lives. No one would have ever thought I needed help with the same in my own life.
You see, the problem with being good at a lot of different things is that you have no time to develop the one thing at which you can be great. There’s just not enough hours in the day to do it all and, to be honest, I don’t really enjoy some of the things I am known for doing well.
Despite helping others I’ve only recently figured out how add function to my purpose. I knew my purpose was to help people be more effective but I didn’t how to make that “live”. It took the persistence of an accountability partner to get in my face and force me to think about what I wanted to do and how that fit my purpose. She grilled me, picked at my brain, asked me question after question, then made me follow up with her after I has a few days to think. I thank God for her today because I now have a greater vision and a plan to make it happen. This blog is part of that plan, as are speaking engagements and a book I am currently writing where I share my story in hopes of inspiring and motivating others.
So, today I am that accountability partner for you. No, I’m not in your face but I am challenging you to recognize your purpose. What is your vision for your life? What mark do you want to leave on the world? It’s ok if you can’t figure out how to make it work just yet, I just want you to get in the habit of thinking about it. Start thinking legacy...TODAY!
Romaine A. Wright