Don’t Hide Your Talent!

talentsI heard a story about a young man who spent his youth angry,filled with a desire to party with his friends and no interest to do much else. He lived this way for over 30 years. He spent most his time with his friends, drinking and “hanging out”.  At some point he got tired and disgusted and told his friends “This day is the last day I will drink” his friends laughed and said “Impossible” but he reiterated “Today is the last day I will live this life. Today is the last day I will drink”  and it was. At that moment he made a choice to change his life, the choice and the change were his to make, he was the only person who could do it and he did. Despite his friends telling him it was impossible, he made the change then and there and he stopped drinking.

At 51 this man went back to school and while in school he discovered that he had a talent for writing, specifically for poetry. He was good. He entered a prestigious poetry contest and won it.  What this man learned is that alcohol, his addiction to alcohol, was hiding his God-given talent.  He had no idea that he had this talent because alcohol covered it up. It numbed him to who he really was and who he was meant to be!

So my question to you is what are you hiding your talent under? Fear? Addiction? Addiction to drugs, alcohol, food, sex, etc……….  Are you living your life in such a way that you may be numbing your talents? Hiding them? Never aware that they exist?

Do you have a nagging feeling that you should be doing something? A feeling that there is a song in you? A book in you? An award for civic duties? An invention……or whatever?  Is it possible you are hiding your talents?  Is it time to look at your life and see what/who you are meant to be?

Just asking…..

Me? I have hid my talents behind fear/lack of confidence for many years! Many of us do this….no shame! Just address it and change it! It is in YOUR control to do so.  ❤