One of our most common and worst mistakes is to cover up our own abilities and personalities by trying to be something we are not. A person could spend a lifetime studying the writings of Toni Morrison and never be able to write like her. The same would apply to sports, singing, acting, or anything else. If the person is trying to write like this famed author would write naturally, he or she would have a much better chance of succeeding.
In doing what we enjoy, we will probably make our greatest contribution to society, and the contribution we make to society will determine our rewards, both in real and in psychological terms. As you sow, so shall you reap-there are no exceptions to this rule.
Finding our real abilities that we will usually keep buried is like prospecting for gold. It’s not necessarily easy, but we don’t mind digging so much when we know the gold is really there. Unless we can find our true selves, we will never really know what it means to be fulfilled-to wake up in the morning eager for the day to begin. Finding the best work that we are suited for is the number-one responsibility of adult life. We can all do hundreds of things well, but one of those things we can do with uncommon ease and facility. When that happens, our work becomes our play. We are successful.