“Even if I lack the talent, I will not abandon the effort on that account. In short, we do not abandon any discipline for despair of ever being the best in it.”
Can you imagine how little would get done in this world if being “the best” were the requirement for doing something at all? I imagine that most of us don’t know what we are truly capable of until we try. And it is the trying that truly brings the joy.
I would far rather be less than the best at any one thing in this world yet pursue those things that bring me great joy and passion in life.
It is the intersection of passion and talent that creates joy and that joy, when aligned with the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference, is how you know you have landed on God’s calling for your life…