“Nobody does it better.
Makes me feel sad for the rest
Nobody does it half as good as you
Baby, you’re the best”
These are lyrics from the song, “Nobody Does it Better” sung by Carly Simon.
When it comes to the combination of your unique talents, nobody DOES do it quite the way you do. The problem is discovering what that unique thing you do IS. What is it that makes you special that makes you stand out from the rest?
If you’re really good at singing or playing sports it’s obvious what your thing is. But even with these obvious talents there’s the underlying tenacity and driving force that makes the person strive to be better.
Therefore, even though someone’s good at sports what makes him stand out might really be his willingness to go the extra mile, to have laser like focus on the task at hand. That’s his real talent and it’s what will bode well when he’s an adult.
However, let’s say you can’t quite get a handle on what it is that makes you grand. Perhaps instead it’s your encouraging words that lift another person’s spirit, to carry on, or your ability to listen intently when anyone tells you what’s going on in their lives.
These are the talents that aren’t going to make you stand out in a crowd or win awards but are going to give you the respect a and admiration of the people you have touched. It’s up to you to decide what is more important and what would give you the greatest satisfaction.