A talent is a natural ability to do something. Someone sings well with no formal training. Another person plays an instrument by ear. Yet another can speak effortlessly in public. And still another person connects easily with children. Our talents are the things we do well without working hard. They foster a sense of satisfaction, pride and accomplishment. Our talents serve one of many gifts we have to share with the world. Talents are designed to take us to far off places, help us build relationships and increase our value and worth. The ways in which our talents can be used seems to have no end-no boundary! Meaning they weren’t created with limitations. However, in many human moments we’ll create situations and experiences which support us in abandoning our gifts. Some tells us we aren’t good at singing, we believe it and put down our singing talent. A teacher suggests we need to study harder, we make up we’re stupid and put down the gift of mathematical computation. A coach says our jump-shot needs work, or our dive made too big a splash or our cheer doesn’t have enough energy and for some reason we interpret that comments as, “I’m not good enough.” and from that one faulty interpretation we bring out the shovel and spend countless hours burying our talent. We’ve done our best to put a limit on something which is limitless. A personal act of treason! A self inflected wound! A denial of self! What if we got that our talent is our superpower! And when used for good (in service to others) we’ll be a hero to someone; not because we seek that title but as a result of the limitless ability of our talent to help, assist, nurture, heal, aid and inspire! What’s your talent? Are you using it to serve another? Where do you envision it taking you? Can you handle the truth that your talent can take you further than you can envision? Can you handle the responsibility of developing your talent? Are you open to the idea that using your talent fosters happiness, peace, self-love, self-worth? Can you embrace the notion that you may have multiple talents and each one is multiplied by limitless possibilities? So, how might you use your talents today? “I don’t know” is an unacceptable response given that your talent has no boundaries!!
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