Imagine if you got a box in the mail.
It was really heavy, so you thought it was something cool.
But you opened it up and all it appeared to be was a black shiny object without any buttons or instructions or anything.
But it looked cool, you couldn’t really tell what the material was, so you put it up on your shelf.
Maybe sometimes people would ask about it, and you’d make up some story so you wouldn’t feel like a goof for accepting a strange package and using it as decoration.
Imagine if you went to a garage sale, and found a really cool set of paintbrushes. Maybe a few easels, and a massive set of paints.
While standing there, you looked up something similar on Amazon and found a set of the same stuff sold brand new for several thousand dollars.
And there it was, in front of you, virtually untouched, for five bucks.
You scooped it up, thinking maybe you’d sell it, or maybe even spend some time on YouTube learning the basics of painting.
It might end up being a cool hobby.
But the set of paints ended up in YOUR garage, in the same corner, covered by the same sheet.
We do this all the time.
Get stuff that we WAY underutilize, if we utilize them at all.
The prime example of this is our brains.
Capable of ENDLESS learning. (Well, we can learn as long as we draw breath).
Yet how much of your time is spent learning new things?
Having our brains and using them the way we do would be like spending millions of dollars on the world’s fastest supercomputers, loading them up with the best software available, and then using them to watch YouTube, or check social media.
Problem is that most of us associate learning with school.
With discipline, memorization and learning the most incredibly boring stuff on Earth.
Luckily, our brains are WAY more efficient than that.
And when you learn to unlock your potential, that’s when you’ll REALLY start to appreciate your gifts.