BeAwesome: #318 What Gifted Means

You hear it all the time. Maybe from a friend. A teacher. A Parent. (Insert name here) is gifted. They understand everything in math. (Insert name here) is gifted. They play every sport and receive good grades. (Insert name here) is gifted. They play piano and sing at a young age.

Is this the gift that everyone talks about? Being gifted has a number of meanings. The most popular being intelligence ability. These individuals are so-called (significantly) higher than average human beings. They do things at a higher level with less practice. They often get the right answer. And continuously ask questions to further their learning.

Now before you think about this to deeply, I would like for you to know that I am gifted. Now some of you will simply agree without question or thought. Some of you who may think I am full of myself. This is being gifted:

 

Being gifted is not about getting a good grade or raising a trophy with two hands. Being gifted is not about a special talent or making the most money.

Being gifted is about being yourself and making the best with what you have

Being gifted is about what’s inside and what you can give out

Being gifted is about your heart and how loud you want it to shout

Being gifted is a motive, a work ethic to be great

Being gifted is trusting in something, and essentially walking with faith

Being gifted is not about the friend, family or the best clothes

Being gifted is about being proud and letting your smile show

Being gifted is believing in self and pushing towards goals

Being gifted is about changing the world, and helping others unfold

 – Anonymous

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained- Marie Curie 

Everyone has a gift. Sometimes it takes longer for us to notice what exactly that gift is. We need to be patient and wait for our gifts to shine. And when they do, we need to share it with the world. Sometimes we get so wrapped up into what everyone else is doing, what everyone is good at and we forget that we are good at different things ourselves. If you have yet to find your gift, take your time and continue to wait for that day, when you realize this is what you are good at or love to do. A gift is what we all have. A gift is what we’ve been given.

-BeAwesome

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