I know so many people that are so much more talented than I am at everything. I will use writing for example because writing is something that I feel I am above average at but not all that talented in. I don’t actually think I am very good at writing but I write a lot, everyday in fact and then I post that writing. I know many people that are much better writers than I am. They are more talented. I read some of their stuff and my jaw drops and I think “maybe one day I can be as good as them.” The problem is that most if not all of the people that I know that like to write and are more talented than me actually write a lot. They have this amazing gift and they are not using it to bring value to the world. Why? I really don’t have any idea. Maybe fear? Maybe they think no one will read their stuff? Maybe they think they need to be better? I really don’t know but I know that I am lucky to see one piece of their life-changing writing once a month. Talent is pointless without action. Currently I get anywhere from 15 to 50 people viewing my blog everyday. Not a ton, not where I want to be, but thats 15 to 50 people that can be potentially impacted by my writing EVERYDAY. I know that not every one of those people view my blog everyday but anyone who regularly looks at my blog knows that I am putting out content everyday and I am getting better.
We all know those people who have all the talent in the world at a sport but waste it doing drugs, or chasing women, or just out of pure laziness. It happens all the time. I guarantee Michael Jordan was not the most talented basketball player to ever live. There have been many kids who were born more talented than him however he cultivated the talent he had. He took action. He brought that gift and talent to the world everyday and ultimately he became arguable the greatest player to ever live. Let me give you an example, Matthew Dellavedova, short white Australian with little to know basketball talent last year signed a 4 year 38million dollar contract in the NBA. Why? Because he worked at the little talent he had. Talent my friend is pointless without action.
I really don’t understand people with all the talent in the world who don’t bring it to the world. I am using writing as an example because I really don’t think I am an incredible writer, yet. However I see so many others with incredible potential so much more gifted than myself and they barely write. I will write NY Times Best Selling Books that positively impact thousands and millions of people not because I am talented but because I write everyday. My blog will eventually have thousands of daily visitors that are positively impacted by it not because I am a really talented writer but because I write and post everyday. Thousands of people will watch my inspirational videos not because I am extremely talented but because I record video everyday and I post it. I bring the value to the world and because of that I can get better. This blogpost is more of a rant than anything because I see so many people with so much talent that do barely anything with it and because of that the world is not a better place. The world needs your gift everyday, the world needs your talent everyday.
-The Professional Encourager and Uplifter