One of my favorite sayings, by Henry Van Dyke, is "Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best".
Everyone I know is acceptionally talented and successful.
They are outstanding:
Librarians, salesmen, teachers, real estate agents/brokers, businessmen, volunteers, cashiers, accountants, bankers, business owners, artists, musicians, mothers, fathers, riggers & ironworkers, attorneys, inventory specialists, waitresses, mechanics, office managers, insurance people, doctors, nurses, principals, military service people, landscapers, firemen, rescue workers, carpenters...
You get the idea, seriously everyone I know is great at what they do, and although they might not all be financially wealthy, they are wealthy in their lives.
Do you recognize yourself in this list above? You should!
My boss's husband gets my talent mixed up sometimes. He thinks I am smart, because I give things 100+% effort, and I never give up. I prefer to do things efficiently, accurately and sincerely. Since most things have not ever come that easily to me, I learned at an early age, to try hard and never give up. That works for me, and since that is the talent I have, I use it. (If it fools my boss's husband into thinking I am smart, I'll take it, although it does make me feel a bit fraudulent).
Use what you got, baby! I don't want those woods to be silent!
I am a Putnamaniac because everyone I know uses their talents to the fullest!