“The best of all men is he who earns a livelihood by his calling.” This quote from the Baha’i Writings sums it all up. If you don’t have enough talent, get it! If you are not that interested, do something else! Far too many people choose careers for money, prestige, and power instead of by their passion and natural talent. This can potentially cause problems, because it’s hard to excel when you are not interested in something.
We all have specific natural gifts and talents.
It would be in our best interest to choose careers that allow us to use those talents. But unfortunately, many people don’t have jobs that allow them to express their natural talents. It’s unfortunate that some of the jobs offering the most to humanity are so under-appreciated and underpaid. Harvey MacKay wrote, “Do what you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” That’s the goal, to do what you love and never stop learning and growing. When you love doing something, it is not a burden to spend time doing it. And, if you spend a lot of time doing something, you will get better. Ralph Nader lives by this principle, “I enjoy my work so much that I have to be pulled away from my work into leisure.”
I’m Barbara Talley, the poet who speaks and inspires. To find out more about me check out: What Does Barbara Do? or visit my website.
This is a great message, and I’ve found that those that can recognize and put to use the gift within them will be blessed with even more gifts to share. Yet, if you refuse to use you gift, perhaps because you want something more like what you’ve seen, someplace…
Matthew 25:28 NIV
“‘Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents.