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The Power Within The Courageous Women Of Today

In a world that seems spinning faster than ever before; a world filled with so much controversial arguments, thoughts, feelings and decisions, woman has shown that she can put to work in amazing ways her God-given maternal protection gift. The controlled and undermined category  women have been submitted to, is now a subject of the past. The fight for equality, the access to higher education and to work in homogeneous industries, has brought her to positions that were solely for men, whether they were educated, ignorant, opportunistic or just “powerful.”

Each struggle for dignity and respect have come to a point where the roles are now shifted. Men are now in a constant stay of awareness that with her unbreakable determination, women have earned social, economical and ethical respect. The fight is not over. Men now knows that she will no surrender to belittle considerations and that she will continue protecting her loved ones with all that is in her.


Talents: Genetic or Learnt?

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” 
― Arthur Schopenhauer

My thought today is about talent. Lets define it first.  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary it is a special and usually inborn ability. It is  a special often athletic, creative, or artistic aptitude or a  general intelligence or mental power  also called  ability. The natural endowments of a person.  Synonyms aptitude, bent, endowment, faculty, flair, genius, gift, head, knack.

Are Talents genetic or learnt?

Perhaps, both. Whether we are aware of it or not, we all have a talent. There is a potential that if parents are artists, the children can be as well. Talent without practice becomes dormant. We know of people who an accident or illness  forced them to develop or  exercise a dormant talent or skill. Some examples of great talented people.

1) Stephen Hawking – ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) – Physicist
2) Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Polio – paralyzed from the waist down.) President of the USA.
3) Stevie Wonder (Blind) (Musician)
4) Vincent van Gough – (Mental Illness) Painter.
5) Sudha Chandran – (Amputation of right leg) Dancer

Talents can be learnt. Perhaps a dormant talent can be fired up with an unexpected opportunity or after a  “blessed season of adversity.”  It’s the case of Oprah Winfrey after a troubled childhood, Steve Jobs childhood  and his business ventures  or even Thomas Edison and the 1000 times he tried before created the light bulb.  Just to mention some.

The fact that one have a talent at something , it doesn’t mean that we don’t  need to bother about success.  You see, one may be good at selling but if we don’t  exercise our given selling skills to sell, we may  become one more talented person who never discovered his unique abilities and capabilities.

Lastly, talent is good and is evil and both will affect many people.

If you haven’t discovered your talent, pledge today to never surrender to adversity; …your talent may be about to flourish.