Wednesday, 12 June 2013

When the seemingly insignificant really matters

Talent is often is the eyes of the receiver.

What do people feel when they receive your work?

I had a sense of deja vu last night while ordering fish and chips!  The shop owner added up a whole lot of people's orders in his head.  This was in stark contrast to the shop assistant I was dealing with earlier who it seemed couldn't operate without a calculator.  My deja vu was of years back when a fish and chip shop owner never wrote down a single order regardless of how many people where in the shop.  And I never saw him get an order wrong.  I often returned to his shop just to thrill at his talent.

Which of your talents are people coming back for?

I believe every human being has gifts that are significant to someone.  And what is seemingly insignificant to one person is highly significant to another.

Thank people today for their talents.  If what someone does for you matters to you, let people know.

Be grateful for all your gifts.  They matter to someone.

Seek out more people who are grateful for what you gift them.  Niche matters more than mass.

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
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