We often do not recognize our true gifts.
The things we are good at just come naturally to us.
We don’t think they are a big deal.
Yet when we ask someone else what they think our gifts are, we are quite often surprised by their answer.
We are surprised not because we didn’t know it.
We are surprised because we didn’t value it the way they did.
To us, that talent or gift is just part of who we are.
We’ve always had it.
We use it effortlessly.
It is just not something special to us.
Yet to someone on the outside, it is an amazing talent.
To our friends and our clients, it seems like we have some incredible skill that they feel they could never develop.
And to us, what they can do is beyond us.
We always value what someone else can do much higher than we value our own skills.
Precisely because they can do it and we can’t.
And if we bring in a third person, they will be shocked at what both of us can do.
So if not so much about what we can or can not do.
It is about valuing our own innate talents and skills on par with other people’s innate talents and skills.
We all contribute in our own unique way.
We all can something that makes the world a better place to be.
Let’s learn to value all our contributions for what they are, and stop placing others, or ourselves, above anyone else.
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant