A talent isn’t necessarily something flashy like being able to walk on a tightrope or do backflips blindfolded. Rather, talents can be as simple as having a musical ear or an eye for detail. Maybe you’re naturally good with numbers or you possess a high level of emotional intelligence.
This quote, by Erma Bombeck, is quite sobering. It makes you ask questions like ‘What are my God-given talents?’ ‘What am I naturally good at?’ ‘Are my using my gifts or wasting them?’ Finally, you might ask the question inherent in this quote, which is ‘Would I be able to say I used everything I was given?’
This quote and the self-reflective questions that it engenders can help you start to put things that occupy your mind and time into a more meaningful perspective.