Have you ever seen my boy Tiger swing a golf club? "Go on be a Tiger!" Remember how Micheal could just drop 40 or 50 like it ain't no thing. (That would be Jordan) Michelle Wie is 16 and my girl can hit a golf ball 300 yards. 300 Yards, Yo dog, most adult MEN can't do that. Have you experienced other phenomenal talents? What about Yo Yo Ma, Meryl Streep, John Steinbeck, Jackson Pollock, Steven Hawkings, Frank Lloyd Wright, Steven Spielberg, all these folks are off the hook! They are the best at what they do. Knowing this, have you ever watched these talents and said to yourself how lucky are these people to be born with such crazy talent? I know you think these people were lucky. I know you have asked, with a little bitterness, why you weren't that lucky. I know you have, we all have. Don't pretend, just admit it. This way we can move on.
Now check it, I don't think being born with talent is very lucky at all. I think all of us have a superior skill or talent. Something at which we excel. Something that we are better at than most others. Yea, you have a talent, a talent at which you are better than 90% of everyone else.
Stay with me.
Tiger was not lucky because he was born with a kickin ability to play golf, he was lucky because he was born to dad, who's passion was golf. Would we have a Tiger today if Earl Woods had been an artist, or a writer, or football player. What if Earl hated golf and Tiger didn't swing his first club until 16? I'll make it easy. The answer is no, no Tiger folks. No Michelle Wei, No Yo Yo Ma, No Michael Jordan. If these folks were never introduced to or found what they were great at,it just wouldn't have mattered. That's right, it is not having a phenomenal talent that makes you lucky, it is being introduced to it that makes you TRULY LUCKY!
This is good news. There is hope for all of us. Being successful, has less to do with what you were born with but more with our ability to live life and find our talent. The more we live, the more experiences we have. The more experiences we have the more exposure we have to different, and unique things. You get where I am going. Live a little more, the advantage, you might learn a little something about yourself and that may become a big thing.
What is your hidden talent? There is value in finding it!