Each of us has one or more special gifts. But we spend most of our time focused on the talents or skills we don’t have that we think are critical to our success. In reality, we need to focus on our special gifts and how we can leverage those to help us achieve more.
Stephen Wiltshire is an example of someone who has focused on his special gifts while ignoring what many might think would be his weaknesses.
As a child, Stephen was mute and did not relate to other human beings. At three he was diagnosed as autistic. He had no language, uncontrolled tantrums and lived entirely in his own world.
At the age of five, Stephen was sent to Queensmill School in London, a school for children with special needs, where it was noticed that the only pastime he enjoyed was drawing. Watch this video and see what Stephen, literally “The Human Camera,” has since learned to do with his special gift.