How The Law of Dharma Impacts your Leadership

To live a significant and impactful life requires concentrating on your personal talents. I recently discovered The Law of Dharma and with research found it was from Deepak Chopra’s book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. The Law of Dharma says,

You have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world–and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs. When these needs are matched with the creative expression of your talent, that is the spark that creates affluence. Expressing your talents to fulfill needs creates unlimited wealth and abundance.

If you apply this law it can increase your influence, impact, and productivity. The secret is to find, continually develop, and intentionally use your gifts and talents to help others. When you do this you begin to lead a maximized life. To start applying this law:

Dig up your talents- Everyone has been born with a unique set of talents. This is why a person needs to dig up the talents they have been given while avoiding areas of weakness. Keep in mind that finding your personal talents is a process. The key is to begin digging up your personal talents.

Sharpen your talents- To sharpen your talents requires personal growth. Your personal growth should be specific to the skills and talents that would best allow you to advance in your career and toward your dreams. They should also have measurable goals so you can track your personal growth progress. If you desire to grow and learn then I encourage you to read The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell.

Begin to impact others with you talents- It’s not enough find and sharpen your talents, you need unleash them on the world. When you start using your talents at work or while chasing your dreams you will increase your impact on others. The reason we have our talents is for the purpose of helping and bringing value to others. Begin to find ways to use your personal talents to help other people.

Reap the rewards- When you use apply the law of Dharma everyone wins. The people around you win because they receive the rewards and benefits from using your talents. You win because you will have an inward fulfillment and often are also compensated, with recognition and possessions, when you use your talents.

Question: Have you applied the law of Dharma into your life?

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  • It is so important that we continue to develop and use our talents. Those talents are gifts from God and,if we don’t use them, they eventually get rusty. We need to be mindful of the fact that everything He gives us, including our talents, are meant to help others. It’s a heavy responsibility to develop and use talents.

    • Your so right Jason, we have to be stewards of the gifts and talents He has given us. Thank you for reading and sharing.

  • Hey Dan,
    Funny, this law is the exact law upon which I help people build passion based business. To me, it’s the way to build a business where as you stated “everyone wins.” Thanks for sharing this!

    • That’s great! I recently have found it and plan on using it more. Has it been effective for you?

  • Understanding our talents and the purpose of our talents. We are to increase our talents for the benefit of others and not just ourselves. It’s important to “dig up” and “sharpen” our talents because it truly is about impacting others.

    • I totally agree, it relates with the post I wrote for you blog about the purpose of our talents. Thank you for sharing.

  • Dan this is awesome. I have never read any of Deepak’s writings and I absolutely love your points. I just did the strength test 2.0 and discovered what they were. I have been applying that lately. Thanks for the awesome post.

    • Lincoln Parks,

      I shared the principle but would be careful in reading Deepak’s stuff because it’s not Christian bast, I have read it’s very New Age which I don’t endorse. But had to share the principle because it’s a good one.

      What are your top strengths? That’s great you took the test!

      • Hey Dan, I was reading up some more on him and saw that its not Christian. I will definitely tread lightly there. As far as the strength test is concerned my top five strengths are Ideation, Responsibility, Developer, Strategic and Belief. I am still figuring out what that all means.

        • Good idea:) I do want to mention I have not or do not plan on reading his books but thought the principle was worth sharing.

          It’s great to know your strengths, it takes time to fully understand and effectively apply them into your life but it’s worth it. I’m still learning how to apply them into my work, leadership, and life.

  • floyd

    I’ve been using my unique strengths all my life. However, it’s really only been in the last ten years that I’ve used them appropriately according to God’s will. Big difference! Success is measured from the inside now. Great post, Dan. I’ll check out that book.

    • I’m sure you have seen a huge difference during the times you have been using your strengths and talents according to God’s will.

      I just want you to know I have not read the book and don’t plan on reading it. A lot of what he teaches is New Age which I do not agree with. I found the principle and learned it was in the book and wanted to cite the source correctly. A book you should for sure check out is the John Maxwell one I mentioned.

  • Dan i love your points. I know where my gifts and strength lie and am growing. Previously i allowed my weaknesses to sidetrack me – wasted lots of time intimidated. Now i understand that none of us are perfect (and God isn’t surprised) and frailty keeps me dependent on God. But am supposed to be impacting the world with what He gave me. Great post.

    • I’m glad your focusing on your strengths and not your weak areas. Keep doing that I know you will become even more successful in your writing and moving toward your dreams. Thank you for reading.