Carve Out Your Talent

Tis the season for rebirth and new growth. I hate April. In Central Oregon, it is characterized by days that promise warmth but offer nothing but iciness. The flowers have begun to bloom, but I would have to brave the arctic air to enjoy them. It’s cruelty, really. I’ve never had the patience for being teased in this manner. Also, I’m a fairweather creature. I get freezer-burned easily.

What are your goals for writing as spring teases all of us? Now is the perfect time to work on growing your skills and forcing a rebirth of your talent. Spring is the time to play, to experiment, to go mad with desire and let the wind carry you where it might.

As George Bernard Shaw says, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

Your talent is much the same. It isn’t necessarily something you are born with. Some people are that lucky. For the rest of us, talent is something we build and create through diligence, grit, and tenacity. In the end, those of us who have to build our talent from the ground up are better prepared to pursue success. If you are feeling hesitant to take the plunge, a tumbler of scotch helps (it also warms the tummy).

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there! Create yourself. Find your rebirth. Carve out your talent. Through the blood, sweat, and tears, you will find your success. Just wear a coat, it isn’t as warm as it looks!