Ever felt like your heart was full and needed to be poured out somehow? Ever felt the frustration of not being able to find the right channel to express yourself? Can you describe that feeling?
Most times it feels like there is something that is trying to come out of you, something big, it almost feels like your mind/heart is pregnant. But almost every time, this feeling comes with cluelessness – not knowing the channel with which to let this big thing out, this can be a very frustrating feeling, I know because this happens to me A LOT.
So what would you call this thing that is trying to come out? I have come to recognize this thing as “the giant”. We all have a giant inside us, we’re capable of feeding our giants to the point where they’re so big that they need to be birthed. We feed this giant everyday from when we are born without even realizing it and are only made aware of it when it’s about time for it to come out. It is left for us to acknowledge that this giant exists and figure out what this giant is about.
Close your eyes and picture this – Tosin is a web developer, and he does really good for himself by designing beautiful websites for his clients. Although he is passionate about his job, he always feels like something is missing, he always feels like there is something more he could/should be doing to make even more impact. That feeling right there was Tosin’s giant trying to let him know that it was ready to come out. Tosin sat and explored the way he was feeling and came to the realization that his giant wanted him to give back somehow. This was when the idea to open a free web development school for fresh university graduates was birthed. Tosin acknowledged the presence of his giant, recognized what his giant wanted him to achieve and proceeded to let his giant loose.
There is a giant inside you, how do you recognize your giant? Your giant is that thing that you want to do, that thing that you know has potential to become really huge and influence people positively, but you always feel lazy to get started or give yourself excuses why you should “start later”.
Your giant is that thing you’re passionate about but too scared to venture into Your giant is your calling, the thing you’re put on this earth to fulfill. Your giant will always seem so big and almost impossible to let out. So big that you will try to suppress it because you’re too scared to try, but chances are, you might never have peace of mind until you give it a go. Until you find a way to let your giant out, you might always feel like something is missing, like something isn’t quite right.
Your giant could be that thing that keeps telling you to start a brand, to open that company, to learn that new skill that will take you places or even to start that YouTube channel.
My giant keeps wanting me to start a lot of things, and for certain reasons (mostly fear, laziness and procrastination) I am yet to begin. But I know that I have to let my giant out. Why? Because it is my job to myself and a service to humanity to let people experience this giant. Day by day I strive and struggle to get this giant out; little steps they may be, but I’m making some considerable progress. What about you?
Do you think you have a giant that is ready to come out? What is your giant telling you? What does your giant want you to start/do/achieve? And how are you working on bringing it out? Leave a comment, you just might be helping someone.