Acknowledging your gifts and talents fills you with a sense of self-esteem — so you are not consumed by the need for approval to boost your reputation. It allows you to own your personal power and not give it away to others. When you have good self-esteem — which you develop by making commitments to yourself that you keep, valuing your personal code of honor, owning your gifts and talents, and letting go of false humility — you do not look for attention or validation from others….
The false modesty of ignoring or downplaying your gifts and talents is a slap in God’s face. You received a gift, yet will not own it.
— Christel Nani, Sacred Choices, p. 240-241