Andy Selsberg (The Onion, Salon.com) has written a new book, You Are Good at Things, that celebrates our unsung gifts and talents. Like maybe you always remember people’s names or can tie a maraschino cherry stem with your tongue.
So, what’s your secret talent? I’m really good at guessing how movies will end. (Remember The Crying Game? Totally guessed she was a dude.) And Tim Taylor always knows what direction he’s facing. I just tested this theory by asking him what direction he’s facing right now. He said, “Northwest.” I have no idea if that’s true because I have absolutely no sense of direction. But since Tim’s other hidden talent is saying things with complete conviction, I have to believe him.
It’s actually very nice to sit and think about the little things you’re good at, and even nicer to think about what your favorite people are good at. Take a minute to recognize your awesomeness!