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We Should All Use Our Talents
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We Should All Use Our Talents

I'm sitting here at work on my lunch break thinking to myself how much I can't wait to leave my job and go do something I actually want to do. My job consists of being a part-time office assistant at a mental health clinic with some of the craziest clients you will ever encounter. I mean seriously, the stories I hear on a daily basis are something else. I hate doing mindless paperwork all day and filing and all this other nonsense. And all of this got me thinking, this job just isn't for me.

Now don't get me wrong, I am very grateful to be employed in this tough economy and have some sort of steady income coming through. It truly is a blessing. However, I have many gifts and talents that I don't utilize while I'm at work and it pains me to not be able to use them.

We all have gifts and talents that God has blessed us with. The cool thing is that each of us are unique in what we are good at and how we express ourselves. Some people are good artists and can draw or paint just about anything at the drop of a hat. Others have the gift of writing and love to paint pictures with their words (hey, like me!). There's people that have musical talents such as singing or playing an instrument. Mathematicians are always important- I wouldn't be typing this article on my computer if it wasn't for them!

The point I'm trying to make is that we all should strive to utilize our God-given talents and use that as a focus of our careers. So many people in society tells us that we need to go to school, get good grades, and work in an office for the rest of our lives. That may be a good option for some, but for others that are free spirits such as myself, that's really not the most appealing option. I've had teachers tell me that my writing isn't good enough, but honestly, I can't get passionate about writing about Shakespeare or Ralph Waldo Emerson. It's just not going to happen.

My goal is to someday become a sports writer or author and have the freedom to write about what I want wherever I want without being stuck in some stuffy office doing work I really don't care about. I always believe that we will do our best work when we actually love what we are doing.

I want to be able to actually look forward to doing my work every day and do something with my writing talent and my ability to express myself in a creative way each and every day. Believe me, I get people telling me every day that this won't be possible. "Get a real job", they say. Well guess what? I want to prove those people wrong and use my writing skills to make a living. I want everyone to read my words and be inspired and entertained by my wit and sarcastic humor. Because you know what, the people who bring me down are the same ones too afraid to go after their dreams. I will not become one of those people!


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Kymee  

You will be rewarded for hanging in there. I know you know that. ;o) just a reminder. great writing as always, you really do a great job. Kymee ;o)

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  about 8 years ago

Very entertaining article Roberto. Loving what we do certainly goes a long way toward us achieving success, as do hard work and determination.

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  about 9 years ago

I love this quote, "Some peoples only taste of success is when they take a bite out of you." And a "real" job to them is one that they sell their time to slaving away for someone else with the paycheck at the end of the week. But what they don't realize a lot of the times is that that same paycheck can also disappear just as fast with a pink slip. Have you written any books yet and published them as e-books?

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  about 9 years ago

I haven't published any books yet, however that sounds like an amazing idea! I eventually want to do that, maybe start off with a free e-book, then make a few other ones and sell them for a couple dollars. I think that'd be pretty cool. Not sure what I'd write about, though.

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  about 9 years ago
Leonardo2  

Great Robert! you really have to pushed through with your writing skills... you are doing great. Keep it up...consider your landing pages too

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  about 9 years ago

Thank you!

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  about 9 years ago
Vernon L  

Great post! I think like you, the only person who can stop you Roberto is you, so go for it!

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  about 9 years ago

I will! Thank you!

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  about 9 years ago
Kali Webb  

Yes, I agree and I do what I love - but just don't forget today might not be the right day. You may be where you are supposed to be right now. Perhaps you will make a huge difference in someone's life at your current job. That is pretty likely. So just recall - There is a season for everything (you know the book), right?

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  about 9 years ago

Yeah I have to stay at this job for now. It's really wearing out my patience because I hate what I'm doing and the negativity from my coworkers and clients is contagious. I'm just trying to stay patient and keep working towards a new opportunity.

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  about 9 years ago
Kali Webb  

Maybe you can be the catalyst to change the attitudes of those co-workers and clients. Remember, people are mirrors and they generally reflect back what you give them. I have actually tried this by treating a particularly nasty co-worker with kindness and compassion. It changed her entire outlook on life and she has become a wonderful person to be around. Maybe that is why you are there. I don't believe in accidents either. God has a plan.

  
  about 9 years ago
Nancykaye  

This is so true. People who love what they do are so much happier. I have the same vision of earning a living through writing. And even though I haven't arrived I sometimes start writing and look up and see it's 2:00 a.m. And I never even got tired .

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  about 9 years ago

When you love what you are doing, it doesn't feel like work! That's what so amazing about it!

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  about 9 years ago
Betcha  

This is a very appropriate writing about what we are doing here. I believe that we do have talents and we should be using them. I could see that you can be a successful sports writer and your passion for it can be felt in your articles. Sometimes, we just have to shrug our shoulders when people tell us this doesn't work and continue what we are doing. I do get the same reactions from people. But we know what we got ourselves into. We just have to do what we have to do. In due time, we shall reap a great harvest! Keep moving on. I know that one of these days your will leave behind that office and do what you are most passionate about.

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  about 9 years ago

I cannot wait for that day I get to leave! Lol

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  about 9 years ago
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