I saw this quote from British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and it made me think. He said, “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”
Our finest hour. Do we even know what it may look like? Does it happen at the job we are doing now? Is it part of a future job that we can’t even imagine doing today? Will it be using a skill we would define ourselves as having or something far deeper, that we haven’t even discovered yet?
Just as the character in The Alchemist travelled the world only to find what he was looking for much closer to home, is our finest hour right around the corner? Will we see it coming?
Or is it an opportunity that will present itself and we will stand prepared just by fanning the flames of our authentic selves?
We each have a gift and finding out how to use it in a way that helps us evolve and supports others will be our finest hour. The clock is ticking.