Consider these quotes from the saints:
“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!”
-St. Catherine of Sienna
“The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.”
-St. Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein)
In other words, be who you were created to be; discover who you are in Christ and then simply allow this inner reality to slowly manifest itself in your life.
Consider this humourous insight by Einstein:
Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid
When we are crushed by failure,
by an ego-shattering defeat,
we judge ourselves as we must look on the surface.
Each of our endeavours appears to be executed
by an incompetent ne’er-do-well,
who flounders and never succeeds.
The only results seem to be fiascos, debacles, catastrophes, disasters and blunders.
Others call each effort a washout.
By any other name, it is still
Yet, upon further reflection,
this apparent lack of success,
is not a result of a lack of talent but the result of trying to play a role rather than discovering who God created us to be.
If a fish tries to fly in the air or climb a tree
when..he discovers a unique way of swimming in water.