“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” — Leo Buscaglia
Each of us come into this world with natural gifts and talents, whether it be in arts, music, science or in athletics. Some may know it earlier and display it as they get older.
While most of us have a child’s eagerness of showing off our talents, there are some who hone their talents in silence.
Fame or greatness doesn’t interest these people. They just do something for the love of doing it.
Others might play an instrument just so they can relieve some pain, stress, or quench the feelings of missingness for people close to them.
But what they do not know is that these passions, that relieve their stress, could be the very things that turn their lives around.
Brandon Lewis’ story is one of these. No one knew in the Air Force that he could sing, play guitar or even write songs.
On his last day in service, amidst the teases of his fellow airmen, Brandon rendered them a song that he originally wrote and played the guitar along with it.
One of the airmen took a video of him and uploaded it on Reddit. Hours later, it went viral and Brandon’s career in music kicked off.
Watch the video below and be inspired by how just one honest song at the right time changed the life of Brandon Lewis.
On His Last Day In The Army He Takes The Guitar And Surprises The World:
Our story may not be the same as that of Brandon Lewis’ but we need to hone our innate skills to give the world the gifts we have.
The best way that we can serve the world is by being our true and authentic selves and sharing whatever gift we have, no matter how small we think it is.
This often lies in our passions and talents, which are the activities that we love doing to an extent that we lose track of time.
Each of us has a place within filled with wonder, excitement and love. Following the things that evoke these things in us will lead us to the gift we can give to the world.
That’s what passions are made of. There’s no need for us to look outside ourselves and shape ourselves to fit into what we think the world needs. No.
We already have what the world needs according to the talents endowed on us the day we were born.
Oftentimes, we don’t notice it because for us it’s natural but for others, it’s unbelievably amazing.
Just like Brandon Lewis, he never knew how good he was until other people took notice and were awe struck by his talents.
When your talent is fueled by your passions, you can do amazing things. Passion keeps you going in turbulent times.
It’s this inner fire that fuels you to get past your limits and push yourself forward through your barriers that prevent you from unlocking your true potential.
Your passion ignites a spark in your spirit. And when it happens, you simply can’t contain it in yourself, you expand and share it with others.
This is what life is all about. When you’ve discovered your passion and become great at it, you will inspire others to do the same.
And the world is no longer the same solely because of what you do. That’s how you change the world, by unapologetically following your heart.