Many of us have a talent that we are born with. Many of us don’t use our talent and choose instead to move through our lives working at a mundane daily job that sucks the life out of us. We’d feel like a failure if we were to up and switch careers, wouldn’t we? But we can choose to take that inborn talent and call upon it at any time. Take for example the story about Ricochet, a dog born to become a service dog. Ricochet had flunked out of service dog school, but he had a strange ability to balance on a surf board which allowed him to work with a quadriplegic man teaching him how to surf. It was a dream the man had never thought to come true, but because of Ricochet’s ability, it did.

Consider Surrey, our rescued Australian Koolie who was bred to herd, but would rather track. We were rehabilitating a young bunny last fall and one day as I was cleaning the hutch, I set the bunny on the ground and went into the house, just for a minute. I returned to find that the bunny was gone. Gone!! How does a bunny with two broken legs just disappear?

I put Surrey on a long lead and took her to where the bunny had disappeared. On my command she put her nose to the ground and tracked the bunny around the house to the front yard … to exactly where the bunny was hiding.

Now, this talent wasn’t all that unusual for a dog. But it was unusual for a herder. What talent do you have that you’ve been shoving aside, degrading or ignoring? Think about how much joy you might experience if you just brought it out every now and again?

Check out the video of Ricochet Turning disappointment into joy: From Service Dog to SURFice Dog
Vickie Griffith
Speaker (NSP), Certified Hypnotist, EFT Practitioner

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Vickie is nationally respected as the Tap Instructor, assisting you to tap into the power within to realize your brilliance in your life, business and health. She is a speaker, Certified Hypnotist, EFT Expert. She creates a contagious energy as she speaks, coaches, and conducts workshops.