4 May 2016
A talent is unique to every individual. The beauty of it is that we all possess at least one. We all have talents in various degrees that set us apart from one another. Some people discover there talent early in life and with little or no help from a second party, others need a little prodding and nudging to reach out and find it.
If you fall into the second category, here are three tips that can help;
1. Engage in an activity that comes easy to you: A talent can be something you do easily and naturally. You might not necessarily be the best at it, but you engage in it with less stress than any other activity or any other person. If there is something you do that comes easy to you, there is a good chance that’s your talent.
2. Try new experiences: Experiences open us up to knowledge. You might not have found your talent yet because you have not tried it out yet. Go out and make a deliberate effort to try new activities, you just might find out that you love one of them or relate to it easier than you thought you would and that can turn out to be your talent.
3. Ask the people who know you: Sometimes we are too close to a situation to see the truth staring us in the face. We might need a stranger or friend or to point it out. Chances are there are people who have told us we do some stuff pretty well, beyond the regular confidence boost that comes for that, it is likely these people are also pointing out the areas where your talent lies; listen to them.
Once you’ve found your talent, never hide it. The onus lies on you to use it. Don’t treat it like a hobby or recreational activity, because that might just be where your source of livelihood is.
Author: Aderonke Adeleke
Writer. Music lover. Movie junkie. Social Media Enthusiast. Aspiring dancer. Aspiring photographer. Social Introvert.