Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hidden Talents? Hide Them No More...

Sharing a great article from two of my favorite authors, Seth Godin and Guy Kawasaki: Tips for Mining Your Hidden Talents. 

My favorite part:
There’s perhaps no greater mental prison than the one we create when we crave the approval of others, when we worry about what others might think of us if we fail. Nothing was ever accomplished in history without someone stepping up front and risking vulnerability. What have you left untried because of fears? What is the cost to you, to your organization, or your business when you let your talents rust? Take an inspiration from Marianne Williamson, who says, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”

Indeed - who are you not to be?  Go on, get out there.  Risk something, create something, put something out there.  So what if someone laughs at your first short film effort?  So what if your first screenplay doesn't receive an immediate Academy Award nomination?  Keep at it and keep uncovering those hidden talents.  As part of dumping any slump, take a deep breath, and kickstart your dreams, today. 
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