The other day, I caught myself saying; “If I can do it, anybody can do it.” That may or may not be true… but that isn’t really the point… the point is, that all too often we become so familiar with our talents and skills that we overlook the true value we and our skills and talents have.
In large part, those strengths, skills, talents, and abilities make us unique, and they are the ones we tend to undervalue the most. They come easily to us. We are so familiar with them, that we do not place value on them.** All too often we overvalue the talents of others… I guess it’s a version of the “grass is always greener syndrome…”.
Familiarity doesn’t breed contempt, it breeds indifference.
There are logical reasons why we tend to be indifferent and undervalue our own skills, talents, and abilities and overvalue those of others. We learn from the time we are very young to use compare and contrast as a way of learning and understanding the world. Many times, we judge our worth on the compare and contrast method. Unfortunately, we sell ourselves short all too often.
Instead, choose to acknowledge that your behaviors are always a choice. You are in complete control. Remember, how you relate to yourself, is how you relate to the world. Others will not value what you do if you do not. So next time you catch someone, (maybe even you) making a similar judgment statement, consider if anybody could do what you do, don’t you think they would be doing it?
“Too many people overvalue what they are not, and undervalue what they are.” ~Malcolm Forbes
Have a great day in whatever your adventure.
To Life! To Success!
*A fish in water doesn’t know its water…because it is in it all day…
** “We are so familiar with them, that we do not place value on them” may be true about relationships in our lives as well, but that topic is for another article.