For years I wasn’t aware of my own superpower. And then I helped someone who didn’t have this skill. I found it natural and easy. They found it wearisome and difficult.
And here I was pursuing other skills and starting ventures that didn’t put this ability at the forefront.
This skill was writing.
For years I denied how natural it came to me and how valuable it could be to others. I considered my writing career a transition period while looking for something bigger and better. Meanwhile, I should have spent all my time polishing this skill.
Writing is my Unique Ability. By Dan Sullivan’s definition, it’s:
“the essence of what you love to do and do best. It’s your own set of natural talents and the passion that fuels you to contribute in the ways that most motivate you. When articulated, it describes the ‘you’ that makes you who you are.”
As explained on Dan’s Strategic Coach website:
Most people are completely unaware that they have a Unique Ability. When we’re so close to our uniqueness, it makes it difficult to appreciate those things that come so naturally to us. We tend to believe that everyone can do the same things we can.
Are you searching for something different and better to help you grow? What if you already have a Unique Ability and it’s right in front of you?
Cultivating your Unique Ability is the easiest way to 80/20 yourself. By focusing on what you love to do and do best, you make your life easier, more fulfilling, and more rewarding.