Today has brought the reminder that I'm bad with numbers to the front of my mind with record breaking speeds. I've done two things today to reference this:
1. Laid flooring in my office
2. Spent the better part of 30 minutes on the phone with the accounts payable of a construction company we do work for trying to figure out why my books were off. (Me knowingly admitting that it's my fault.)
Okay... So I may be overexaggerating a little, I'm not just unrelentingly numbers impaired. It's just not a skill that I have to frequently exercise. There have been times where numbers and I were just vibeing- like when I was hanging the gallery at RSU on a regular basis, or when I spent a lot of time constructing things for XM productions.
It just reminds me that you can learn how to do most things. I always tell people that I'm bad at Halo... But the reality is I've never really taken the time to play it enough to be good at it (it's also not really a life skill I feel the need to invest in, I'm sure being good at it is fun at parties though.) I could also give you the excuse that I'm too short to play basketball, but the truth is if I actually picked up a basketball I could be pretty decent for my size...maybe, no guarantees.
Excuses shouldn't really determine our abilities. Raw talent and investment often go hand in hand.