Several weeks ago, I was fortunate to hear the great football coach, Bobby Bowden, speak. He talked about how the great people and players he’s encountered over the years have “it”. He explained how you can’t really define “it” in any specific way, but when it’s there everyone knows it.
I think everyone is capable of having “it” in their own way and within their own skill set. No, everyone doesn’t have “it” to be a collegiate or professional football player, but I believe that having “it’ starts with working hard and being willing to push yourself to succeed. I think having “it” involves going the extra mile, keeping a good attitude, not giving up and doing the right thing.
Whether it’s being a teacher, farmer, customer service representative, nurse, mechanic, friend, parent or companion, we can all have “it” within our respective roles. We can maximize our skill set and make the most of our situations. We can choose to stand out, to go above and beyond. Maybe you don’t know what you have “it” in yet. Maybe you’re still trying to figure that out. I would encourage you to identify your skill set and your calling, then focus on making the most of it.
Do you have “it”? I know you’ve got “it”. How will you use “it”?