Developing your skills
A career is simply the way you provide for your own needs by simultaneously meeting the needs of others. In order to succeed in a career you need to develop a specific skill that you can offer in service to others.
The trick is to discover what you are wired to enjoy doing and, with some training and practice, could do well. Posing for tourists on safari adventures might not be your calling, but you could have a natural skill that is equally obvious to others.
One thing to keep in mind is that many skills are transferable. This is just to say that you might be able to use your favorite skill in a wide variety of situations. For example, if you are very good at running you could pursue a professional sport or deliver the mail and out run all the nasty dogs in your neighbourhood.
It is important not to expect your skills to somehow identify and develop themselves. You may have been given one specific outstanding ability that is intended to change the world in some positive way. But gold underground needs to be mined and processed and polished and put on display.
It takes some work to develop a relationship and it will take some effort to get to know and develop yourself.
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