Today let’s talk about owning your talents.
Have you ever felt like you can’t appreciate your talents the way you could for someone else?
I have experienced that a lot. I could tell you that David was a gifted speaker, or a talented athlete, but I couldn’t see the same thing about myself. I had learned to deny my talents at a very early age. Such as the time at age 14 when I published 5 poems, and my Dad verbally shamed the accomplishment, telling me I would never amount to anything. I learned it wasn’t safe to see my talents. I later had to reprogram those old ways of thinking. This gave me the gift of being able to see my true talents for what they were – not egotistically. But in a way that allowed me to utilize and steward my talents to benefit the world around me.
Have you ever struggled to acknowledge your talents?
“Artist Woman Singing Concert in Jazz Club” by epSos.de @ flickr.com – Creative Commons – Some rights reserved
Dan L. Hays offers encouragement for adult children of alcoholics.
The podcasts of these episodes can be found at: Minute to Freedom