You'd be surprised at how much easier your life becomes when you become GREAT at the things that take NO talent.
There undoubtedly are some excellent athletes reading this...but few of you are going to play in the NBA or NFL anytime soon.
There are definitely some outstanding musicians, singers and songwriters reading this...but the lot of us would be arrested for public nuisance if we sung or played an instrument in public.
There are surely some highly educated and highly intelligent people reading this (there is a difference)...but there's maybe only 1 or 2 that have a legitimate shot at developing a cure for Cancer or AIDS.
All of those things above take talent...and lots of it.
But you know what takes NO talent:
-Making sure to say 'I love you' to the ones you love while they're here to hear it vs. 6 feet underground
-Constantly instilling words of encouragement in either your children or the children you come into contact with EVERY time you see them so that they know that inside them lives a light so bright that it could change the world.
-Practicing simple human courtesies like saying a friendly hello or delivering a genuine compliment when you walk past and make eye contact with someone you don't know or sometimes even the people you do know but duck away from when you see them coming cuz you don't want to have to say hello (we've ALL done it!!!).
-Reaching out to people close to you with a quick call or text just to let them know that you're thinking about them and regardless of what the rest of the world thinks...they matter to YOU.
And thousands of other little things that we take for granted everyday that we get to do that take NO talent but yet make all the difference in our lives and the lives of others around us. Life is but a flicker.