I Am Not Talented

Before you go commenting on this blog that I am talented, let me tell you, that’s not true. Okay, I know there aren’t any comments coming soon. The bitter truth is that I am not Talented. Talented people have a knack to improve themselves, to get to perfection in their work. I on the other hand work to get done with something.

My videos are not perfectly edited. My thumbnails are not catchy. My video titles are not SEO friendly. My blogs are not short. I don’t put images in my posts. My cover pics are terrible and my scripts are not funny enough. When you put all of this together, you truly get a messed up grown adult going through mid life crises, well late 20s crises.

So, should I stop? Maybe. And do what? Consulting? Was I good at being a consultant? Maybe. There were people who were better than me. There were people who worked harder than I ever did. What do you do when you don’t want to work hard? I want to live a peaceful life. Working hard means life isn’t going to be peaceful. People will tell you “Hard work pays off”. Yes. It does. But I don’t want a great payment. I just want to live in peace. I want to watch one movie a week, eat couple of times a month in a restaurant, and do something that pays me enough to meet my expenses. However, it’s unacceptable to the society. Society calls you a failure if you do not die with a BMW parked in your garage.

What’s the point of my break if I have to work my ass off producing better and better videos and be criticised about my older videos? That is not what I had expected. Yet, we are all conditioned to strive for the best. Where did satisfaction go in this process? It got lost. I do not want to be Christopher Nolan, hell I don’t even want to be Casey Neistat. If you don’t know who he is, you will like my videos. Once you watch his videos, you will think my work is shit.

My point is, we need to learn to love things the way they are and stop running towards perfection. Stop. Appreciate what is around you. Check Facebook to find out what your friends are upto instead of finding out their long posts about an issue and their views on it. Post pictures of you on Instagram, not your perfect shots. Live a little. Enjoy the things presented to you for what they are instead of finding out how imperfect they are. Stop comparing. Stop striving to develop your talent and let it develop itself. Learn with experience, learn to get better, do not learn to be perfect, you can never be perfect.

I do not even want to complete this article. It’s not perfect. It’s imperfect. I am not talented and patient enough to write anymore. I’m done. Bye.

-Naimish Sanghvi

Cover Pic Source: becomingbeautiful.org

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