Gideon Stewart: Everyone is gifted

Have you ever felt like you’re not talented, or you’re not as gifted as some of your friends who can do so many things? Believe me, I know how that feels.

Yesterday, I started sharing the story about how I found myself in Content Writing as a career.

I still remember how bad I felt when I tried writing down my talents and abilities, and it didn’t seem like I had anything remarkable. I grew up all my life highly introverted, scared of doing a lot of things every other normal person did. So I couldn’t really pick out anything special or interesting about me.

The only thing I wrote down was that I loved to write. But guess what; that was the only thing I needed to transform my life and set me on the path to profitability.

So, if you are reading this and you feel like you are not gifted as a person, my message to you is simple: EVERYONE IS GIFTED.

Everybody has something about them that they can leverage for success in life. The problem is usually that we keep looking at what other people have, wishing we had it like them, and ignoring our own.

It reminds me of the Parable of the Talents in the Bible (Matthew 25:14–30). Every servant was given something.

Believe me, the servant with one talent would have been commended as a success if only he made use of it. Even if he only gained one more talent, he would have been praised. But he ignored what he had since it wasn’t like the other people’s own.

The same thing is happening to many young folks, who keep focusing on what they don’t have instead of looking at what they have and making the most of it.

You don’t need to be gifted like other people for you to be successful. You don’t need to have the same things they have. Start with whatever you have, whatever you know, whatever you can do.

I hope I’m making sense.

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