If you’ve ever been fishing or seen a live fish out of the water, you’d see something truly interesting.
The fish behaves funny as he flops, jumps, and grasps for breath – and it looks rather dumb as it begins dying a slow death.
But what happens when the fish is picked back up and put into the water again?
He stays for a few seconds and catches himself, then all of a sudden, there is a splash of energy and power and he is off to the undersea world again – moving with precision, grace, beauty, and power.
We see the best from the fish all because he is in the right environment that God has designed especially for him to be in; to grow, to live, and to be the best fish he can possibly be.
I believe there is a perfect environment designed especially for your gifts and mines to thrive, to shine, to demonstrate the deposit of greatness God has put within us, but, we’ve got to take the time to recognize those types of environments best suited for us to grow and prosper.
I know you’re probably thinking right now, “what is my perfect environment and how do I find it so that I too can thrive?”
Your perfect environment is your unique and strategic arena; it’s your right or appropriate place; in short, it’s all about your it’s about understanding exactly where you fit in life, because when you do, success is often attracted to that perfect place which best suits whom God has created you to be.
I’ve found this to be true not only in my life, but the lives of other successful people I’ve studied.
There’s just something amazing about finding your own unique place in life; you don’t have to guess anymore, because you just know it is right for you.
And you see proof that you are in the right place because things you’ve tried and fail miserably at elsewhere, somehow just seem to fall into place here – it just works.
Have you ever had a similar type of experience where you were in a specific type of environment or around a specific group of people and whatever you attempted to do just worked?
If you ever wondered about what happened, believe it or not, you were probably in your strategic arena and didn’t realize it.
So, how do you know when you have found your appropriate place? What are the clues that you are getting closer?
You and I are good at doing a number of things well right? but we are usually amazing at doing a specific thing. So much so, that we look and act like geniuses in those moments – in those moments, realize that you are in your element!
I want you to think about situations or places you found yourself in that you seemed to really enjoy.
Think about things that you did that seemed like a natural fit for you. Think about you involvement in different these types of activities, that somehow, just feel right.
I’ve found that the secret is to analyze your environments and determine those ones that you connect with; look for those times and places that you do your best work in; those times and places where your genius emerges almost automatically; pay attention to the environments that energize and push you to release your God-given greatness, and use them to maximize what you can do in the world.