We Can’t Be Anything We Want to Be

It’s regular for kids to dream of turning into superheroes and unicorns and all kinds of issues they can not change into. But we’d like to develop up. Problems come up after we proceed pondering that we will be something we would like to be. We discover freedom after we settle for our limitations.

We’re higher off specializing in the areas the place we will thrive and the place we will put our presents to the service of others. Thomas Jefferson was a horrible public speaker. He even faked sicknesses to keep away from giving speeches. He knew his limitations—and his presents. He targeted on writing, and we’ve the Declaration of Independence to present for it.

We can’t be something. And that’s okay. We can nonetheless be one thing. There are areas the place every one among us can excel. We shall be happier pursuing what’s attainable moderately than spinning our wheels whereas failing at one thing we’re by no means going to accomplish.

Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ, writes that in his new e book, The Freedom of Missing Out: Letting Go of Fear and Saying Yes to Life. He additionally explains within the under video that it’s nice not being something we would like.

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