The definition of talent in the dictionary is someone who has a natural ability to be good at something, especially without being taught.
We all have them, but we are not always so good at identifying what they are. Sometimes they can be right in front of us, and we miss them.
If you can identify what your talents are, you can tap into an amazing resource that can help you in every aspect of your life. Whether you are searching for the perfect business to open or you want to find ways to grow in life, you may find the answers in your personal talents.
Ways To Discover Your Talents
If you ask 10 people what their talents are you are bound to get a variety of responses, many of which will include that they simply don’t know. How can that be? It’s because people are often too close to what is going on for them to notice their natural abilities. So these gems go unnoticed and untapped sometimes for years.
I have to admit it took me years to find my hidden talent. I thought only special people had talent. And I didn’t perceive myself as special.
Finding your talent is actually much easier than you may realize. Here are a few ways to find your hidden talents:
Listen To Others
Those around you usually know what your talents are, even when you don’t. If you think about it, people have likely been telling you that you are good at something for a long time. You just weren’t listening. Now is the time to listen.
Determine What Is Easy
Are there things that you find really easy or obvious to do, while others may struggle or muddle their way through? If you have things that you find super easy, you believe that they should be just as easy, or obvious, for others, but that’s not how it plays out. In this scenario, they struggle while you stand there feeling like it was a cake walk.
What Do You Enjoy Most
Your talents may be demonstrating itself in other ways. Are there certain topics that you just can’t get enough of? Are there shows you live? Think about what it is that you love to do most in your free time. If you are drawn toward it, it’s a natural talent.
Shut Up Already
Is there a specific subject that you love to talk about, often to the point that your friends want to shoot you? Consider the subject , perhaps it may be one of your hidden talents or is connected to one.
Ask everyone you know that will give you an honest answer about what they think your talents are. Ask them to ignore your bad habits and have then share the one or two things that they think you are hands down most talented at. Ask a lot of people who know you, but always ask them one-on-one. Compile the results and there are your hidden talents.
When you know what your talents are, you feel more in tune with your life. You can also use those talents to excel in the business world. Whether you leverage those talents in products or service, or use them to network and make quality connections, they are important to know. When you capitalize on your talents, it no longer feels like work, it just feels like your living. And anything that makes business and life more enjoyable is bound to be a good thing.
My hidden talent is being a encourager. I absolutely love helping people, and love writing. I get people from many years back tell me I was a life saver. That I helped them out in tough situations. I still cry when I think of how I helped them and thought I was worthless. Maybe it’s because I never want anyone to feel like I did in my early years.
Everyone is special, everyone has hidden talents. You are more valuable than gold or silver. Take the time to find out what your hidden talents are, and start living the life you always wanted.