Carissa: Daniel, is it true that what I was good at as a child and what other people tell me I'm really good at is my life mission?
Daniel: Well, it is possible. And, it's not necessarily true. In fact, just because you're good at something, it might be that your being good at something as a misconception around life mission might have you dedicate a large portion of your life to do the thing that you're good at, that has nothing to do with why you're here, or, little to do with why you're here.
For some reason, the accounting field seems
to have a lot of people who are good at math, but it was not their life's
mission to be an accountant. You know, not that that's the only profession but
just to say that you might have a talent, let's say something about your wiring
says that you're able to do a number of things well.
For instance, I was good at music, I was
good at art and neither of those are my life's mission. However, everything
about the talents you have, everything about your wiring is meant to be in
service, but it may not be in the direct way you imagine
So while it was not my life mission to be a
visual or performing artist, music or... I mean I do have a fine arts degree
but it wasn't my life mission and I did invest a lot of my life in music and as
a touring musician and recording artist. While all that's true, they were not
my life mission
So being clear about your life mission can let you know if or how to use that ability. It's not a given that because you're good at something, it's not your life mission though.