If I were a fish in water.... I'd....
The other day, I caught myself saying; “If I can do it, anybody can do it.” That may or may not be true… but that isn’t really the point… the point is, that all too often we become so familiar with our talents and skills that we overlook the true value we and our skills and talents have. If I were a fish in water, I wouldn't know how important the water is.
In large part, those strengths, skills, talents, and abilities that make us unique, are the ones we tend to undervalue the most. They come easily to us. We are so familiar with them, that we do not place value on them. All too often we overvalue the talents of others… in the grass is always greener syndrome… familiarity doesn’t breed contempt, it breeds indifference.
“Too many people overvalue what they are not, and undervalue what they are." ~Malcolm Forbes
There are logical reasons why we tend to be indifferent and undervalue our own skills, talents, and abilities and overvalue those of others. We learn from the time we are very young to use compare and contrast as a way of learning and understanding the world. Many times, we judge our worth on the compare and contrast method. Unfortunately, we sell ourselves short all too often.
Instead choose to acknowledge that your behaviors are unique to you and always a choice. You are in complete control. Remember, how you relate to yourself, is how you relate to the world. Others will not value what you want them to, if you do not. So next time you catch someone, (maybe even you) making a similar judgment statement, consider, if anybody could do what you do, don’t you think they would be doing it?
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