By Hannah du Plessis
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." Dr. Seuss
You are totally unique.
That’s right; there is no one else like you on this planet. You are totally unique.
Have you ever met anyone that is just like you? I mean exactly like you: Your hopes and dreams, your likes and dislikes, your physical appearance: eye colour, hair colour. No, even identical twins are not 100% similar. If you ask them, they will tell you how they are different. There will be something somewhere; a preference, a mark, a slight variation in colour.
If you look even further, we have different fingerprints, different retina patterns, different DNA, our talents and what motivates us. Each of us an individual masterpiece created totally unique by the Creator.
If you look at psychometric testing: Each test gives different results: Each one gives different preferences, shows how we are motivated, shows different talents and gifts, each one unique, each one a masterpiece.
Is it surprising then that we want different jobs, and even if the job is the same, like a nurse or a teacher, we do it in a different way. No two exactly the same. Your best friend may be excellent at doing admin work. You may be better at working with your hands. I know I thrive on challenges, so I am excellent at sales and marketing. But my best friend is different; she likes to have a job where she is creative in a quiet, peaceful way. No two people have exactly the same preferences or do things exactly the same way.
Your potential, which is really a combination of your gifts and talents, describes in detail who you are. It is so detailed that it defines precisely how you are unique.
Just think: How many people have the talent to be able to do a heart operation, or build a rocket that works from scratch? How many people have the talents to be able to find the cure for a disease?
This is only one gift or talent. However, most people have more than two things they are excellent at. If you have any unique gift, that gift puts you in the top 1% of the population for that gift, and when you speak about odds like that, when you add more of your talents or gifts the odds of others having the same can increase to one in ten billion. There aren’t even that many people on earth.
Resources to help you find your talents and build your self confidence so you can be all you can be:
Find a psychometric test.
Work on your self confidence.
Create your perfect life.
Books on self confidence:
10 Simple Solutions for Building Self-Esteem: How to End Self-Doubt, Gain Confidence & Create a Positive Self-Image
What's Holding You Back?: 30 Days to Having the Courage and Confidence to Do What You Want, Meet Whom You Want, and Go Where You Want
Unstoppable Confidence: How to Use the Power of NLP to Be More Dynamic and Successful
The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence (Revised)