Is there something that you’re really good at doing?
Compared to the population at-large, are you a great dancer, artist, writer, singer, scientist, or athlete?
Pick one thing….anything that you’re good at doing…and then read on.
Did you pick something? I didn’t. I can’t. I don’t think I’m great at anything in particular…for two specific reasons. 1) I don’t practice and, 2) I don’t focus. I do a little of this…a little of that…and have so many different interests that I’ve never focused on anything long enough or hard enough to be considered well above average.
I’m in awe of people who have mastered a talent or a sport.
Mr. Backbone is a great golfer. He can’t dance, but he can sure shake things up on a golf course.
I don’t play with him very often because I ah hem, suck at golf. But, today I found my balls and went. He took me to couples-golf. It’s kind of like couples therapy, except there’s no therapist, no zone of emotional safety, and plenty of fuel for hot arguments.
By some divine intervention, I made one better shot than he did on the green. And that, my friends, gave me the honor of telling him to KISS MY PUTT. Wow…this couples-golf idea really was better than therapy.
I’ve always wondered if I could be really good at something if I practiced. In high-school I played 3 sports, but could never pick one that I liked more than the other. There were music lessons, dancing lessons, and even a cooking class or two. The more activities I tried, the more I liked, and never found one single calling or passion.
Fast forward 20 years and I’m still the same way. My talent is diversity. I’m a chameleon.
Each person has been given specific talents and abilities that make them unique. Your own talents may be obvious, or you might be like me and have to dig a little deeper to identify them. Simply being a friendly and happy person, a good listener, a compassionate soul, or a dedicated mother, father, or grandparent can be abilities that other people envy.
People have so many amazing talents and abilities. What are yours?