Last week while out on a trike ride, I visited a neighbor who has a magnificent back yard garden that's full of color at this time of the year. After taking the tour of her yard and hearing about each kind of flower or plant, I commented about how I wished I knew as much about gardening and was as good at it as she is. She was quick to share, "I do not have a green thumb. The way I got this garden was through trying, failing and learning."
It's tempting to believe that people are born with innate abilities and skills that automatically makes it easier for them to succeed. Especially when all we see is their success and miss out on the "behind the scenes" or beginnings of their journey. However, the more I've talked to or read about people who have been successful, whether it's gardening or business, the more I discover they were not born this way. The person may have always had an interest or passion for what they are successful at but they are not born with secret powers or abilities from the beginning to achieve success at what they do today.
What is it that you want to do well and are willing to try, fail and learn on the way to success?