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I feel like everyone in my family is good at something except me. How can I find something I’m good at?

I can’t do my times tables very fast or run as fast as some of the other kids at school, but I keep trying, and I get faster every day. Keep trying new things until you find what you enjoy. Then keep doing it, and you will become good at it. I found out that I am good at biking with my dad.

Michael S., age 10, Queensland, Australia

Everybody is good at something. To find out what you are good at, try a bunch of different activities and see what you do the best. I like to run, sing, ride my bike, cook, and help people—especially my dad. Heavenly Father knows what you are good at because He is your Father, and you lived with Him before you came to earth.

Connor B., age 11, Texas

My younger sister is an amazing gymnast! For a long time I was jealous. Now I know that it’s OK. She may be better than I am in gymnastics, but I know I have been blessed with talents where I can shine too. It doesn’t mean I should give up practicing at the level I am at. We shine more when we practice things that we are good at.

Breely B., age 11, Utah

Have you tried asking your dad or mom to look in the newspaper or online for classes you could take? It definitely worked for me. Now I can tap dance!

Sam J., age 7, Utah

Using the Faith in God book will help us learn our talents. Go to the section “Developing Talents”: “For all have not every gift given unto them; for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God” (Doctrine and Covenants 46:11).

Yasmin P., age 11, Tennessee

When I was in about fifth grade, I stopped playing the piano because I thought it was too hard. Now I see you have to put work in to become good at something. I am now working at basketball, and I’m trying the piano again. You’ll find out what you’re good at if you put forth the effort.

Hannah G., age 12, Utah

Not all talents have to be in music, arts, or sports. If you cannot find something that you are good at, you may need to broaden your horizons. Remember, by small and simple things great things come to pass. You could have a great talent right now and not know about it. You just need to look.

Luke J., age 12, Ohio

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