“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”
Erma Bombeck (1927 – 1996)
I can’t imagine using up a talent, especially all of our talents. The more they are used the more they develop.
When I was in my 30’s I remember observing others in conversation and admiring their wit and rapid fire repartee. I was intimidated by their cleverness and felt I had no right to participate.
Somewhere in my subconscious it sparked a fire in me to gain the knowledge and confidence to develop my own communication skills. Along the way I became an author, speaker, trainer and mentor.
I am now one of those who others look up to and hopefully I inspire them to look within and discover the dormant talents they possess. That is the main reason I love speaking.
One never knows what fire might be sparked, just by showing up. It is a blessed skill to embrace and one I am most fond.
I can not imagine ever running out of things to say. I can not imagine ever not wanting to say what might help one more person live their life to the fullest!