My lifelong friend, Ben, has a Scorpio sun in the 10th house. He periodically puts himself through deep and rigorous self-examination. It’s just something he has to do.
We talked last night; I guess he was checking his findings. He finds himself lacking, of course.
I imagine this would be a common result for anyone who takes the time to really probe the shadow side of their character, or the various periods in their life where they may have gone off the rails.
I didn’t argue with his judgement of himself. I’m in no position to do that. But I’ve known him for close to forty years so I shared my observations.
I told him that I’d watched him make the most of every day. He’s not squandered even a minute speck of his talent. Every talent or skill he was born with has been developed, daily, relentlessly. He simultaneously mentors children to do this with his life. He works with their parents. He counsels anyone who comes to him (unless they get too stupid and waste his time). He will even watch your dogs when you are on vacation and walk them twice a day, even if this is more than you’d do yourself!
I was trying to tell him, regardless of what he thinks of himself, this is what I have observed. I don’t recall him ever, EVER, taking a day off.
I use my gifts, consistently but I do not have a track record like Ben’s. Further, I don’t know anyone who does. I never realized this until last night.
I know that many people who read here don’t believe in God, but let’s just say there is a God and He’s given, Ben, these talents. I think that God would be very pleased with the way Ben has run with what was born in him. What a good feeling.
Think about what you’ve been given as far as talent and opportunity. How much of it have you used as compared to the percentage you’ve squandered?
Can you up your game?