The Hand We Are Dealt
The latest post of my husband Kim – about talent, envy, belief systems and growth.
I have always been envious of musical talent in others. In my early teens as I was trying to think my way into a career path, I found myself facing the fact that my own talents were merely moderate and my musical mind too blunt to allow for a successful career. Encouragement from teachers or friends felt good. I was not convinced.
I was torn between believing that only a great desire on my part could fuel a musical career – a desire I did not possess – or believing that only sufficient talent would open door after door and that process would always compel me to continue, all the while supporting my happiness and success.
I believed that those that I deemed successful had great talent and great opportunity. These successful ones had great teachers, supportive family, friends, teachers and protégés. I believed their life was happy because they…
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