Sunday, July 02, 2006

>Sing a Song (Weekend thought)

There was a man played piano in a bar. He was a good piano
player. People came out just to hear him play. But one
night, a patron told him he didn't want to hear him just
play anymore. He wanted him to sing a song.

The man said, 'I don't sing.'

But the customer was persistent. He told the bartender,
'I'm tired of listening to the piano. I want that guy to

The bartender shouted across the room, 'Hey buddy! If you
want to get paid, sing a song. The patrons are asking you to

So he did. He sang a song. A piano player who had never sung
in public did so for the very first time. And nobody had ever
heard the song Mona, Mona Lisa sung the way it was sung that
night by Nat King Cole!

He had talent he was sitting on! He may have lived the rest
of his life as a no-name piano player in a no-name bar, but
because he had to sing, he went on to become one of the
best-known entertainers in America.

You, too, have skills and abilities. You may not feel as if
your 'talent' is particularly great, but it may be better
than you think! And with persistence, most skills can be
improved. Besides, you may as well have no ability at all
if you sit on whatever talent you possess! The better
question is not 'What ability do I have that is useful?' It
is rather 'How will I use whatever ability I have?'

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