Truthfully, the amount of time that I have spent, and sometimes continue to spend, on things that I’m not naturally good at doing, is insane. I’m not sure why I wasted so much time trying to be a mathematician, a guru in cooking or sewing. I’m just not naturally good at any of those things.
Now I’m not saying we shouldn’t take time to practice or get better at certain skills. However, I think sometimes we try to “copy” a family member or friend because we see either their successes or traits and want to be like them. And you know what? It’s a colossal waste of time. If you’re a great writer then write, do it all the time and study others who do that, and don’t give up. Don’t waste time on trying to be the revered scientist, the world needs your skill, your talent, and that is more than enough.
So be you and be true to who you are and own your skills.