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"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."
- Oscar Wilde
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No talent

Sometimes I feel like I have no talent
The lie: Sometimes
I think I'm talented in thinking, thinking about anything, but that's not gonna get me anywhere in life
The lie: I think
I used to swim, I was really good till I choked in the East London finals relay... thats why I stopped competing.
The lie: Thats why i stopped
I kept on trying to prove to everyone I have what it takes, it became a never ending battle of making sure everyone saw what I saw in myself. When I failed everyone at that competition... I never trusted myself ever again.
The lie: Trying
I thought I was talented in writing. I got 7/7 in IB Higher level Language & Literature
...till a new teacher came and now all i get is 4's
The lie: I was talented
Creativity is my forte. Conceptualising is my favourite thing to do and i'd like to think I'm good at it, but thats not enough. I need to be exceptionally good for it to be recognised as a talent.
The lie: but that's not enough
I love reading. Maybe that's a talent. At this point I've given up trying to find what I'm good at. Its easier being mediocre at everything, than being exceptionally good at one thing.
The lie: being mediocre
Ignoring the things I'm good at, became a habit. Having control over what I get to be good at felt powerful.
The lie: became a habit.
Making sure people remembered me for what I used to be good at, and making sure their memory was not tainted by my failures...was all I aimed for. When I hear them remember how talented I was at swimming or piano or writing, without realising I'm actually a failure...it felt like I won, because I was scared of seeing the disappointment flood their eyes and their pride and joy disappear
The lie: because i was scared
The feeling of failing everyone paralyses me. Knowing people believed in me, had expectations of me, looked up to me, cheered for me and yet...I failed everyone. I couldn't face that feeling ever again, so i stopped trying my hardest. That way, it could be my escape, my excuse for not making them proud. In a twisted way, I rather fail on purpose and see them disappointed, than try my hardest, fail and see them disappointed. The difference is, I expect the outcome. When you expect the outcome and it happens, its a relief, you've won, you beat nature to it.
The lie: failing everyone
The truth: failing myself
Bᴇʜɪɴᴅ ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜᴇꜱᴇ ʟɪᴇꜱ, ʟɪᴇꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ.
ᴏɴʟʏ ᴏɴᴇ ᴛʜɪɴɢ ɪꜱ ᴛʀᴜᴇ
Pɪᴇᴄᴇ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴛᴏɢᴇᴛʜᴇʀ, ᴀɴᴅ ɪ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴍʏ ᴀɴꜱᴡᴇʀ:
❝ Sᴏᴍᴇᴛɪᴍᴇꜱ I ᴛʜɪɴᴋ ᴛʜᴀᴛꜱ ᴡʜʏ I ꜱᴛᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ ᴛʀʏɪɴɢ. I ᴡᴀꜱ ᴛᴀʟᴇɴᴛᴇᴅ ʙᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴀᴛꜱ ɴᴏᴛ ᴇɴᴏᴜɢʜ. Bᴇɪɴɢ ᴍᴇᴅɪᴏᴄʀᴇ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴍᴇ ᴀ ʜᴀʙɪᴛ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ᴡᴀꜱ ꜱᴄᴀʀᴇᴅ ᴏғ ғᴀɪʟɪɴɢ ᴍʏꜱᴇʟғ ❞
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