Mark Twain famously said, “The two most important days in your life is the day you were born and the day you find out why.”
Everyone has gifts, talents and abilities. How we utilize them daily is what gives us meaning or purpose. When I was young, it felt like I could be anything, as I grew up if I could stick to one thing, well, that’d be awesome. And now, having found what comes as second nature to me, seems the next step is to master it.
Mastery of a skill heavily depends on our own initiative in carving a study and practice plan. Like an upgrade. I think of tech. Upgrading makes way for better operating systems, the battery life lasts longer, there’s optimum data flow, more storage and faster command execution.
New versions replace obsolete ones and it’s (mostly) for the better.
As we choose to build on what we have, it may be in the dark and hidden from the eyes of the world but our expertise will one day change society for the better. Preferably.
People around us may not be comfortable with us changing as we raise our standards but it doesn’t matter if it’s convenient for them, it only matters that you’ve responded to progress.
It takes years of practice and experience to become an expert in your field but if success in the past has shown us anything, it’s that diligence pays off.
So don’t give up. Your work matters.
Do you see a woman skilled in her work? She will stand in the presence of kings. She will not stand in the presence of unknown men.
Inspired by Ps Graeme Kirkwood
Thinking of: Super Asymmetry, Bezalel, not a name but definitely a plan and such a time as this.