Good guess, but I’m NOT talking about your Physical Education…
PE stands for Personal Engagement: the combination of your God-given talents, and your opportunities at any given moment.
Maybe you noticed this in your college classes— there are three basic categories of people.
A. People who are naturally gifted at what they do, but don’t put 100% effort into it… They get by on talent alone, and their laziness keeps them from ever reaching their full capacity.
B. People who aren’t naturally gifted in the field they work in. These people work their BUTTS off to keep up with the pack. They work late, come in early… They do 200% when their coworkers are only doing 75%. These are the people that MAXIMIZE their opportunities.
C. The sweet spot. The people in this third category are fortunate enough to get paid for their natural gifts, AND they work hard to reach their full potential every day. They seize opportunities that are presented to them. They achieve and over-achieve. These are the workers that will inevitably rise to the top.
My goal is to help you become someone in the THIRD category.
How you use this combination of TALENTS and ATTITUDE is what will determine your success. A lot of people don’t understand that it’s what you DO with your talents that determines what you will become— what your legacy will be.
I believe that the next 10 years will be the most prosperous, golden years that the “smile” industries have ever known. What does that mean for you? Well, you are going to experience a ten-year long summer… An absolute OVERLOAD of opportunity.
If this is true, how are you going to maximize your PE?
What will you do in 2015 to highlight your God-given talents, and make the most of every opportunity that comes your way?
Here’s my advice: try stepping up your focus. Be intentional about recognizing your weaknesses, and delegating these areas of responsibility to OTHERS… That’s what your leadership team is for! Let others take these things off your plate so YOU can focus on playing up your STRONG areas. The best leaders know that they aren’t good at absolutely everything!
Likewise, if someone else is struggling in an area that you believe is your strength— make a trade! Work SMARTER instead of harder.
Remember, you can use your talents to leverage your opportunities… If you find that sweet spot, the next ten years will be the best ten you’ve ever had! That’s pretty exciting stuff, isn’t it?
Until next time,