“Do what only you can do”. This is such a simple idea, yet it often eludes us when we see what others are engaged in. Try to back up, gain perspective and purposely move forward with a clarified goal.
(painter is Jesi Pace-Berkeley)
Even with the best of conversational intentions, you can feel the misstep. The trust is tenuous, but growing, and then it happens. Too much is asked and the conversation narrows.
“Note to world: curiosity killed the chat.” Philip Galanes
“The useless days will add up to something…These things are your becoming.” unknown
Early jobs feel like nothing much is happening, but much is when you interact with others. Think of it as trying out your talents, interests and skills. Practice on customers, vendors, owners and your friends whom you convince to come by. It’s hard to forget our early jobs. They made us.
There’s much to say about discovering your talents and one way is to listen to what others dsay about you. Your talents are what others see in you even if you take them for granted. And, over time and a change in circumstances, talents evolve and morph in new directions.
If what you do most of the time does not give you energy, maybe you’re not using your true talents.