This year I made a cake for my birthday.

Being aware of many of the activities I do (many of which I highlight in this blog).

Someone remarked “You’re a man of many talents”

I guess I am.  But the reason I am is because I make the effort to apply myself and try.

I know my cake was not the best cake out there, but I made the effort and had something there.

The key to having many talents is to doing many things.

I remember the first cake I made, it was far too small, so I doubled the ingredients.

Then it was a bit brown, so I turned the heat down on the oven,

Many experiences through trial and error made me improve, to make a reasonable cake.

I am a man of many talents, I am not exceptional, but I can probably do a lot of things better than average.  That is because I try.

  • I draw.
  • I write.
  • I go to the gym.
  • I run.
  • I climb.
  • I work.
  • I cook.
  • I speak a bit of French.
  • I take pictures.
  • I make cards.
  • I use Microsoft Office.
  • I use WordPress.
  • I can write a good job application.
  • I am confident at presenting, that I can at least engage a listener for a short amount of time.

These things I have some sort of talent for, because I try and I guess if I wanted to really exceed at something I should just focus on one thing.

But all my talents had a beginning where I was bad or below average at it.

For example I know I am bad at putting up a shelf – because I never do it, but if I did it on a regular basis I would become good at it.

To be a man of many talents, requires one simple thing – to start.

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