When you can do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. – George Washington Carver
We are all blessed with specific skills and talents. In many ways, we are more similar than different. Even though average has become a negative attribute, we are all average in many ways.
What sets us apart is what we do with the skills and talents we have in life. It isn’t the person with freakish skills and genius-level intelligence that commands ongoing attention. Sure, we are momentarily in awe, but that interest wanes quickly. What gains our attention is the individual who does the ordinary things with exceptional energy or persistence.
Stop for a moment and think about a person in your life that commands your attention. Chances are they don’t have unusual talents, but they have the unusual application of the abilities they have.