Wherever we walked, we were surprised by the diversity surrounding us. One minute the city walls encircled us, a five-minute walk down the road, we’d encounter lush green hills. Outside, the contrast fluctuated between ancient and modern. Inside, the same. Beautiful. Unique. Amazing. Diverse.
Something for everyone’s tastes and interests to appreciate and feel passionate about.
In a similar way, John Maxwell encourages his audiences to ask three questions of themselves to change their lives by igniting the passion inside of them. Maxwell understands everyone is different (diverse) and he suggests this 1,2,3 step process toward living a life of significance.
1. What do you sing about?
2. What do you cry about?
3. What do you dream about?
These introspective questions are important because when a person is passionate about something…he is energized, he is focused, he has willpower, he works toward excellence, and his enthusiasm is contagious
Maxwell writes…as individuals understand what makes them sing on the inside…they start applying their gifts in their area of strength, seeing that they are making a difference, and realizing their life has purpose.
1. I am gifted at what I do (strength zone).
2. What I do makes a difference (results).
3. When I do what I was made to do, I feel most alive (purpose).
Diversity is a beautiful thing.