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.