Sunday, January 9, 2011

Are You Talented

On several occasions I’ve been emailed a questionnaire for others to get to know me better. Usually there are questions such as…


1. What is your favorite color?

2. How many pets have you had?


… and others of the like. Nowadays you cannot reply because of the treat of identity theft. However, some have been more intriguing.


3. If there was a fire, what would you grab first?

4. Describe a reoccurring dream.


I think about these and other questions most often while in the shower. It is my contemplation room. I’m sure most people have a place they go to “just think.” Today’s thought motivated me to take action and reply.


5. While I am good at many things, if I could choose just one thing to be really good at [a master at], what would it be?


To be honest, I still don’t know the answer, but I really want to know! Surprisingly it is not a talent such as dancing, piano playing or painting. Nor any of the usual things we dream of as children. When facing myself with the question, I’m drawn into a deeper thought. If I really got a wish granted to be absolutely superb at something, it would have to be the perfect thing.


While you and I ponder that one… let’s thing about our choices and list them below:


*Motivational Speaker?

*Peace Maker?


*World Domination Smile



Then I asked myself, if I was really great at this one thing, would that mean I could no longer be fairly good at the other things I can do? Would I be willing to give up my mediocre life for this particular perfection? It ought to be sooo good, it would reflect in everything I do. So, what is it?!


Just off the top of my head, if I had to give up being moderately talented for one thing, I’d like to be…

*Superbly Inspirational! It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Inspiration is good for me AND others. It has elements of humility and great knowledge. It requires you to “walk the walk” and speak up for those who cannot. It’s influential and comes in handy for most topics and every day situations.


I certainly got my work cut out for me. As we all know, wishes don’t come true… but people who have determination can reach their goals. While I aspire to be good at many things, it is my goal to be inspiring even if only to a few.