This has been an excellent weekend so far. I’ve worked pretty much the entire time, but that’s just what I have to do right now. I’ve been trying to figure out unique things about myself that set me apart and make me more desirable. Honestly, there isn’t much about me that naturally sets me apart. I don’t have any crazy natural abilities. However, I work harder than a lot of people and I enjoy doing it.
Some people have amazing vocals, beauty, or public speaking abilities. All of those things immediately set them apart from the rest of us. I’m not trying to put myself down when I say that I don’t have anything similar to that, I’m just being honest. I know that I am creative and I have somewhat of a knack for running. But that’s not anything to write home about.
Since I have recently come to grips with that fact, I’ve decided that what I do with my spare time will be what sets me apart. People like Tony Hawk and Quentin Tarantino didn’t just sit around and watch T.V. in their spare time. Riding a skateboard is not something that you are born knowing how to do. And you certainly aren’t born with the ability to write and direct films. Now, you may be more athletically or creatively inclined, but that’s about it. People like them had to work and practice to be set apart in their field.
I know that everyone has to work for what they have, but singers like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber were both able to sing really well from a young age. They just had good voices. Models have to work to make their way to the top, but if you have the look, you have the look. People like this have to work to be known as the best, but they’re already halfway their just because they’re naturally inclined.
So, I’m going to work all week long and then again all weekend long. I’m going to do this until I have successfully set myself apart. I’ll determine myself “successful” when I am able to get paid for something that I love to do. I’ve mentioned before that I am working on a big project. I am about halfway done with the initial portion, and I’ll have a lot of editing to do after that. I just can’t wait to see the finished product.
If you want to set yourself apart, you’re going to have to work for it. Don’t let the work-week get you down. Don’t succumb to the yearning to relax, watch Netflix and eat all weekend. If you want something to change, there are going to be challenges that you have to overcome, so what? Time is going to pass whether you work diligently or not- so you might as well.
What sets you apart from everyone else? Do you have any natural abilities?