I believe everyone is good at something. The key is to know what you are good at and quit focusing on the areas where you are, shall we say, challenged?
I’ve got friends that are great cooks but can’t bake a thing. Vice versa I know people who are genius at baking but hate cooking. I bet if someone quizzed you and named talents and skills you could think of someone who shines in every area they name. I try, as a general rule to acknowledge those around me when they shine at something they do. 1) because everyone deserves to be acknowledged and 2) when your confidence grows you are I willing to do more and learn more.
It’s also a good exercise in gratitude to name off the things you are good at. Kind of like, I’m grateful I am good at making enchiladas. Okay so you may laugh at that but when I make enchiladas my whole family and several friends will go out of their way to come over for dinner. I literally get begged to make them. So yeah…. I exel at making enchiladas.
What do you excel at? What are you good at that makes you feel good about it? If you are good at it, are you sharing it with the world? So many questions to ponder.
I think everyone has something about them that they excel at. It isn’t the same for every person and sometimes we forget to see these God-given gifts for what they are both in ourselves and in others.
My Monday topic is “what are your personal gifts?” My gifts or as I call them, talents are varied:
- I’m a great organizer
- I’m a good writer
- I’m pretty wise and give good advice
- I’m a learner
- I’m a singer
- I’m a loyal friend
- I can often see the big picture and how the “now” fits in it
- I’m a pretty good cook
the point is….I could name several things I think I am good at but its taken me some time to really own some of those things. One of my favorite things to do is notice the gifts/talents of my friends. I love acknowledging things about them they don’t even think about like, seeing everything through the eyes of humor, having an eye for color palettes, etcetera. Its fun to see their surprise and enjoyment as they realize that yes, this is an area they have talent.
So maybe today….you can take a minute and think about your own God given gifts and then spend some time this week looking for other’s gifts and talents and letting them know you appreciate their skill in these areas. It will make you both happy.