For example, when I was a young girl around 12-13 years old, my Aunt who was the pianist for our church became ill. Although I had never played the piano in my life, my Grandfather turned to me and told me to play. When I challenged his request, his words AND the look on his face told me to just do as I was told. I picked my way through the first few songs; however, by the end of service, I actually played a few chords….:-) From that point on, I was the pianist for our Junior Choir until I left for college.
I never saw my ability to listen to a song and play it as talent. I felt I was mediocre at best. My Grandfather encouraged me to take lessons, which I did for a while, but I never REALLY ‘stepped up to the keyboard’. Now had I taken more of an interest and actually MASTERED the skill of playing the piano who knows what beautiful music I would be playing now.
I have a keyboard in my home that I play every now and again. And I’m even considering take some lessons so that I am able to actually READ the music I play….:-)
Whatever your talent, your gift….GO FULL OUT!!!!! Don’t settle for mediocre when what lies within is Masterful.
Respect to the Great Bruce Lee