Don’t take your skills for granted. Your skills are developable and also perishable. If we don’t work on them regularly, they atrophy just like muscles that do not get trained. We must continue to work on them, sharpening them like a knife. This keeps us sharp, giving us the edge in our activities. By regularly working on our skill development, it makes everything easier. All projects are enhanced by it. One skill leads into another, giving us extra arrows to fire at obstacles. The more sharpened skills we’ve got, the more dangerous we are, the more we get accomplished. We’re like a skilled operator, taking on and taking out projects left and right. Further, our confidence and esteem are enhanced when we know what we’re doing and we do it. People see this, comment on it, and further boost our confidence in our abilities. It is a continuous cycle of positive actions. The more we do it, the better we get at it, the more people notice, say something positive, and we do it even more. The confidence boost from working on our skills shouldn’t be undermined. It is one of our greatest contributions to actually do what we feel we were put on this planet to do. It could be writing. It could be painting. It could be cooking. It could be doing video. It could be coaching. Whatever your thing is, practice it regularly. And practice it like you’re serious about it. People will admire your dedication and resolve. No one benefits when you stop or quit. In fact, an argument can be made that you’re doing the world a disservice by stopping. If you’ve got the skills and you don’t practice them regularly, it’s all on you. There’s nothing worse than talent and skill wasted and atrophied and washed up. Keep at it! We’ve got to think our contributions through and realize what a big deal they are to others. What is it we’re giving to the world? How do others benefit?