Proverbs 18:16 says, “A man’s gift…brings him before great men” (NKJV). You don’t realize that the gift you’re sitting on is loaded. The world won’t move over for you just because you’re smart. Whenever you exercise your gift, however, the world will make room for you. Anyone—yourself included—who discovers his or her gift and develops it will become a commodity.
If you’re a young person in high school or college who is planning your career, don’t do what people say will make you wealthy. Do what you were born to do, because that is where you will make your money and find your life’s fulfillment. No matter how big the world is, there’s a place for you in it when you discover and manifest your gift.
Michelangelo poured his life into his art. That’s why we still remember him five hundred years after he lived. Alexander Graham Bell believed that sound could be converted into electrical impulses and transmitted by wire. No one remembers all the people who thought Bell was crazy; we remember only the man who had vision enough to create the telephone.
Thomas Edison reportedly would spend eight or nine days straight locked up in a room working on his experiments. He didn’t just happen to make a mistake and create a lightbulb— he had a dream. Although it took him a long time, he believed that we could harness energy and that it could produce light. Because he believed it, he stayed with it until he saw the fulfillment of his vision. That’s what makes him unforgettable. It is your turn to make yours happen