What’s Your Magnet? 

NOTE: Today’s post is provided by Adele Leach who has guest posted here before. I asked Adele to share her love story, and I was happily surprised that she asked if she could take the post in a different direction. “Of course,” I told her. I am glad she did, for this is a post about you. 


Photo Credit: AJC1 (CC)

Photo Credit: AJC1 (CC)

So, supposedly it’s the month of love. To be honest, even though I’m happily married, I’ve never been crazy about Valentine’s Day. But that’s another story, and it’s not the reason I’m not writing about my husband.

I’m not writing about him because right now, I want to know something about you.

Why? Because whether you’re in a romantic relationship or whether you feel like you even have friends, there is something magnetic, attractive, and interesting about you.

So, I want to know—what’s your magnet?

What do I mean?

Well, you know what a magnet does—it attracts metal. If you hold a magnet near a metal object, the magnet and the metal want to move closer together.

So, you don’t attract metal, but there are things about you that make other people sit up and take notice.

Maybe you’re easy to have around because you’re a great listener. Or you might be a natural organizer, be able to argue a point brilliantly, or know how to calm an angry customer. Your magnets are the qualities that attract people to you.

No matter how old you are or where you work, there are topics that you’re passionate about, skills you excel at, and abilities that come easily for you that don’t come as easily for others. People might not even realize they’re doing it, but they gravitate toward you because of those qualities you possess.

They want to be around you, watch you perfect your skills, or figure out how you do what you’re doing.

So, what are your magnets? If you don’t know, stop and think about them. Because the reasons you were placed on the earth now, in the family you have, and in the place you live, involve those magnets.

You have a message to the world. Maybe you’re supposed to write a book about it, make a movie, give some lessons, or even just put a post on Facebook. Someone might be desperate for what you have to say.

Isn’t it tempting sometimes to watch other people and think about how things come more easily for them than for you? Well, it’s probably true in some area. Just accept it—every single person in the world is probably better at something than you are.

But, that’s okay. Not to sound like a sappy song, but we’re all here for each other. Your combination of gifts and talents and experiences are unique to the world, and you can create things, explain ideas, and accomplish goals that no one else can.

Stop staring at all the things about yourself and your life you don’t like. Start making a point of using, improving and perfecting what’s awesome and great about you. 

You are talented. You have ideas no one else has. You are significant. The world is a better place because you are in it.

You might be the reason someone wakes up refreshed tomorrow. You might be the reason someone wakes up encouraged tomorrow. And you might even be the reason someone wakes up at all tomorrow.

Don’t believe the lies that say there’s no point in doing what you want to do because someone else is already doing it. It doesn’t matter how many people are already doing it. You’ll do it in a way no one else can, and you’ll bless people. There are people out there who need what you have. That thing you keep thinking about doing but you don’t know if you can? You can.

You, my friend, have the power to pull people toward a better life. The world is waiting. Today.

So, have you thought about it? What’s Your Magnet? Please share in the Comments below. Thank you.

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  1. Good words of encouragement

  2. Rhonda Kulczyk says:

    Such an encouraging post!