Ponderings – Seemingly Humble

In our heads, talking down our accomplishments and refusing to give light to our talents in order to make those around us feel better about themselves seems a noble and humble act, when in reality is one of the greatest disservices to mankind we can do. Keeping our gifts hidden in the shadows does nothing to help illuminate the world.

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4 thoughts on “Ponderings – Seemingly Humble

  1. “Keeping our gifts hidden in the shadows does nothing to help illuminate the world.” God has given us “gifts” for us to multiply them and make good use of them to serve the world and not for us to bury at our own backyards and kept hidden from the world.
    Insightful post Jake!

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    1. Exactly Andrei. There’s a quote from Les Brown that I’ve always reflected on: “The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry our their dream.”

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      1. Yes, I’ve read that quote too before, and it’s a sad truth-ringer for all of us that we should make good use of our gifts and resources while we are still alive. We got only one chance at life. It’s either we close in ourselves or we come out shinning.
        Thanks for sharing Jake.

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