Today, my wife and I went to check and do some cleaning at one of our investment properties. We had a very nice tenant who took good care of our property. We were very happy with the cleanliness of the unit and as we were leaving taking the lift, I noticed the buttons of each floor and just saw the button which is the highest floor of the building, level 45, and there was a writing beside it "Sky Deck". My wife, Olivia and I, looked at each other in surprise and I said "We did not know all this while that we have a sky deck on our building!".
I pressed the lift button to go to the highest floor (45) to have a look at the sky deck an d it was very nice.
So, why did I share you this story. There are times in our lives that we do not know what we already have. There are times we forget, there are times we do not recognize what we have.
This morning I met a friend that has written his first book and we exchanged our books over a cup of coffee. He was sharing some of his life's journey and how he ended up going from Malaysia to USA to take up John Maxwell's certification course on leadership. He said that God told him to do so and he asked God back as where does he get the money to cover the course fee, the airplane tickets and accommodation. He continued to ask God for sometime, "where is the money?'. Suddenly God told him that he already has the money. In other words, the money is already with my friend. He literally shook up and realized that God was absolutely right. Something happen to him recently and he got a lump sum of money which would cover all his expenses for the USA trip and he totally forgot about it.
Many of us fall into this trap. There are talents and gifts that we already have and we forgot about it, we ignore it, we are not sure about it or we don't know it. Just like my case. I started doing entertaining shows as Mr. Bean impersonator around six years ago. But, do you think, six years ago, suddenly, I was transformed and looked like Mr. Bean character? Of course not. All the while I had that look but I did not recognize it or I ignored it even when someone would say that I looked like Mr. Bean. Maybe I wanted to look like Tom Cruise:)
Let's do a self check. Let us find things, external and internal that we already have but we forgot about it, we ignored it, we are not sure or we might not know. It is worthy. Be blessed.
Hi guys, Faiket Luari here. I am originally from a small beautiful country called Albania. For more than 20 years have been living in Asia, mostly in Malaysia. I am a trainer, coach, entertainer & investor.