There are many things that a person can be good at. Each of us have a skill or talent that makes us unique among our friends, family and co-workers. It does not have to be a particularly useful skill or talent, only something that sets you apart from the pack. You may not even realize that you have this skill/talent. Some people read fast, others can walk on their hands, some people can create great things out of nothing (like a good chef) and others can create great things out of mediocre parts (like a good cook.)
There should be no shame in having a skill/talent no matter how useless it is. A person who can only hit a target with a rubber band is more valuable then an award winning scientist in the right circumstances.
(thank you tumblr)
I bring this up because I was told that a set of designs I had done were “not what we are looking for.” They were very nice about it, but that does not mean that it did not bother me. I put in a lot of hours into something that I know is not one of my strong suits. I am not a chef, more of a cook. It took me a while to come to grips with the idea that I am not a graphic artist. I am not a chef. I cannot create amazing things from almost nothing. I am a cook. I can create amazing things from mediocre parts.
I am still learning and admitting that I am not “good enough” is tough. I need to know when to say “That is not something I am good at.” I look forward to the day I can add “.. but I know someone who is.”
Keep being a genius!