12 November 2010
It honors me when people tell me that I'm full of talent. People can be so kind and encouraging. But it also worries me, because it feels like people are disqualifying themselves from achieving heights as great, or greater, than anything I could ever hope to reach for. God has blessed us all so richly, everyone of us. That means you. Keep trying. Keep reaching. That's half the fun. Pour your heart and soul into what you love. Try really, really hard to achieve excellence. Sweat and bleed. Let your passion bring you to your knees, collapsed and weeping before the One who blessed you with the nerve to reach beyond the tiny box that the world says you belong in. Do something awesome every day. And when you're done, smile and feel proud. Then set it aside, and tell yourself that you can do better.