YourMondayMotivator: What talent do you take for granted or have forgotten you had?

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  • December 10, 2012

We all have a talent. Something we do that seems so easy to us, and others around us, we take it for granted.

Over the weekend I had a conversation about a software programme that had been written by a friend. After I was told about it my reaction was not the awe of the other person. It was that I wouldn’t have expected anything less from that person.

That thought occured to me and we discussed it some more. I realised I wouldn’t have expected anything less because that is what that person is really great at. If they had done something far ouside the scope of their talents I would have been saying whoa!

The other thing I thought about is software is something I deal with every day. Programmers and developers are a part of my life so writing a programme isn’t a big deal.


But. That’s not right. It really is a big deal. To get to a point where someone can make writing a software programme look easy takes a lot of practice. Years in fact.

This week I’m going to be more mindful of what I and others make look simple and I recommend you do the same. Being mindful of others will make your “hidden” talent stand out. Make a note so you remember what it is.

Remember we all have a talent we often don’t recognise in ourselves because we take it for granted. And once you recognise again it you might find the passion for it returns. And that is when your day will get a lot better.

Have a great week.


One person that inspired me this week.