Benjamin Franklin was one of those people in history who could easily be considered gifted. He was very intelligent, lived for learning and adventure, and had interests in a wide variety of areas like science, business, music, philosophy and politics.
That’s nice, but what does this have to do with you, you’re asking?
Well he said something once that reaches down to the very core of the gifted person. His quote is kind of coarse, but it touches upon something great. It goes like this:
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you’re rotten,
Either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing.
In essence, he’s referring to the gifted person’s deep seated need to do something great in the world, to help other people, and to leave something wonderful behind themselves. That may include writing something that other people read, or making at least some part of your life so exciting that everyone wants to share your successes with others. Whichever way you look at it, gifted people have a strong desire to leave a legacy.
You see, all of us as gifted adults were given these gifts because we are supposed to do something with them. We are meant to connect with one another, motivate one another, and then go out and inspire and change the rest of the world.
That’s no small task, I know.
But I’ll bet you’ve got that little tingle somewhere inside you right now just thinking about the possibilities, right?
If you could do anything in the world, assuming you had all of the time and resources you needed, what would you do?
I’ll let you in on a little secret — if you start thinking about what this would be, you may just find little bits of it coming your way. You might start to notice that things are changing for you, and the doors you’ve been searching for begin opening.
It’s definitely worth a shot, don’t you think?