You have many gifts that you’ve never opened. These are gifts of talent, ability, and “reach” that are yours for the taking.
The people we call gifted are different from the crowd in one very special way. They accepted their gifts. They “let it happen.” The high achievers, the persons you admire, are those individuals who opened their gifts. These winners have more gifts because they claimed them, took them out of the wrapping, and used them.
Now it’s time for you to do something with your gifts. Claim them, and you create them. Reach for them, and they materialize. Use them, and they grow to serve you still better.
– from “you2” by Price Pritchett