I meet a lot of people out there who think they don't have any talents – that talents were given to everybody else but them. These people walk around feeling not good enough, and unworthy to go after for their own dreams. So let me just say this:
1. STOP SAYING YOU DON'T HAVE ANY TALENTS. You are not here by mistake. Your life was intentional, designed by someone much bigger than the people who created you. You serve a purpose. And you were given talents to serve this purpose. Just because you haven't identified them doesn't mean they don't exist.
2. STOP LETTING THE WORLD DEFINE THE IMPORTANT TALENTS AND UNCOVER YOUR OWN. The world has its own list of talents that it holds up for us to model – the sports figures, the super models, the rock stars, the beautiful people, the ones who handmake their own gift wrap. But there is a whole other list of talents that didn't make the reality shows. And some would argue that these talents are of even more value. Stop looking at the ones the world holds up for us to model to determine how you measure up. Chances are really good that you have had an amazing talent all along – one that has already been impacting people in powerful ways – and you just didn't see it.
3. QUIT MAKING EXCUSES. Now that I've told you this, you have to believe it. Stop waiting for more motivational speakers to come along and tell you again. You have talents and gifts inside of you right now. And from here on out, if you say you aren't good enough, you are just making excuses to hide behind, and standing in your own way. Quit it.
The saddest thing is not living a life without gifts – but living a life with gifts that you never opened.