Turn out a lot of us in Grand Junction wish we had musical talent.

Over the years there have been two things I wished I could do better, sing and golf. If it could be one or the other, I've struggled with which one I would choose.

Here's the problem. When I sing in the shower or in my truck I sound just like Freddie Mercury. Unfortunately, whenever I sing so someone can hear me, it sounds like Barney Fife.

Golf is kind of the same way. When I practice swinging in my living room, I know I'm pretty close to the level of Tiger Woods. However, when I actually hit balls at the golf course I'm more like Tony the Tiger.

I'm sure all of us have at least one thing we wish we were better at and possessed greater skills. Whether it's in sports, art, music, or public speaking. Maybe you just wish that you were a little smarter.

I wanted to know if other people were like me and wishing they had greater talent and ability in a particular area and so I asked our Facebook followers. The desire for musical talent was a common theme.

You can see the recurring theme. It's music. Whether it's singing, dancing, or playing an instrument, there is something about music that is extremely gratifying. That explains why those of us who don't possess musical talent do it anyway. Even if nobody else wants to hear us sing or play, it soothes our own souls and fills a void in our lives.

Don't let the lack of talent stop you from enjoying music. Okay, maybe you're not going to sing the national anthem at JUCO or play guitar for Zolopht. Maybe you're not cut out to be on America's Got Talent. It's okay. Do your music at home, in the shower, in the car, or from your chair at church. Make a joyful noise and just keep trying to get better, and if you're really serious about it, take some lessons.

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