Are you talented?…Yes!

Everyone has something they do well, whether it is a visible talent like dancing or an inner one like a good listener, we all have at least one. But what usually happens when you tell someone you’re good at something?  You’re viewed as cocky or a bragger.  So we, especially as females, tend to never dwell on our strengths—we don’t want to be viewed as cocky. I suppose it’s not bad to be humble, but many women don’t stop there.  Instead they spend hours picking out all their shortcomings, as if somehow this will remove them further from ever appearing even slightly arrogant.

Stop it!  I can’t say it any clearer.  There is nothing wrong with acknowledging your talents, or doing all you can to improve them.  We have talents for a reason.  They offset our shortcomings.  Lift our self-worth.  And that talent you have…may be the very thing someone else needs.  Don’t worry about how others will view you.  People will be people, and in large groups, more often than not, they are very stupid, therefore, their opinions are void.

About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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