Any of us can make a difference in this world! Each of us has some type of talent or skill! Some of our talents or skills could be used to make this world a better place in which to live.

If we would take a long look at ourselves, we will be able to feel and see what our best attributes are. When we mention talent or skill, most of us usually would think of professionals such as doctors, lawyers, entertainers or someone in another professional field, but there are certain gifts some of us have that many others don’t possess.

Some of us are blessed with great personalities that could be used to make others feel needed and good about themselves. In other cases, some of us have the ability to be leaders; when we talk others listen.

When we as parents or leaders recognize gifts or talents our children have at a very young age, we have the opportunity to guide them in what we hope will be the right direction. Each person in this world is different in some way.

But there are parents and those in leadership roles who can try to force their child toward an occupation or way of life that doesn’t really fit that child’s personality.

There are many unhappy people who wish they hadn’t gone in the same direction as their parents, siblings or the examples that were around during their developing years of life. What we do with our talents is what’s important.

Any of us can make a difference in this world, but some choose to use their strengths in a negative fashion. Some of the world’s best minds are used to calculate how to pull off criminal activities.

Many of us never reach our potential, because we don’t pursue the field that’s possibly our strongest area of talent.

If a young man excels in math but doesn’t show much potential in basketball—even though he loves trying to play the game—his chances of becoming the next Stephen Curry is a far stretch.

If a young lady has a dislike for English but is intrigued by experimenting in the school’s laboratory, there’s a good possibility of her becoming a future doctor.

We as parents, leaders, and educators need to pay more attention to our young people and observe and recognize some of the strong traits some of our young people display.

Just because mom, dad, a brother, sister or friend is either working in or chose a certain field in which to make their livelihood, it doesn’t necessarily make their occupation a good fit for another person.

Too often the pressure of trying to follow in the footsteps of a parent, sibling or other so-called “successful person” can lead to an uncomfortable life for those who-deep inside-would rather follow or develop their own path in life!

There are those who were expected to be like their mom, dad, siblings or others they are close to who have been looked at unkindly because they chose another path in life that made them happy.

Making the best decisions for our personal lives is what will determine what we get out of this life!

Thomas Vincent Murphy is a co-founder of TVM Radio 1 streaming live worldwide and is syndicated on a network of stations worldwide via the Life Talk Radio Network. Murphy is also a writer, arranger and producer of music, and the author of the book “Wake Up Crazy World.”


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