If you have seen Hilary Swank movie Freedom Writers, its story will remind you of what is most important. At the end of our lives, the only thing that endures is who we become, the difference we made and the love we gave.
In one scene, her onscreen father, proud of her inspired work with inner-city kids that other teachers had given up on, told her, ” you have been blessed with a burden”. I believe the same is true for each of us.
We all have talents, resources and capacities that make us special. And trust me, with those gifts come responsibilities. To use them. To refine them. To polish them and make them brighter so that we create more value, and so that we elevate the world around us. I love Harley- Davidson ad that encourages us to ” Leave behind Shoes no man can fill”
To forget the burden on you to be great is to neglect the call on your life. And no failure could be bigger than that.