Each of us has talents, some of which we do not even know about. It is sad when a person puts off the development of his talents thinking that other things are more important and even sadder if a person believes he is untalented. Everyone has a talent, and not just one. So who is to blame for the fact that you still have not revealed them? You can blame your parents, the system, society, education, yourself, but you’d better reveal your talents right now, no matter what your age is.
What revealing your talents offers you
Denial of one’s abilities is
bad for the individual and can lead to stagnation in the development, depression. Your talents seek expression, trying to get out into the world and show off.
Development of your talents gives you energy and creativity in all spheres of life, contributes to the harmonization of personality and improvement of quality of life.
Putting your own ideas into practice gives immense satisfaction. All we generate great ideas, but rarely get to implement them. If you do it all the time, your ideas and inspiration will find some material and tangible form.
In conclusion, revealing your talents is one of the best ways to raise self-esteem and gain self-confidence.
How to reveal your talents
In order to understand exactly what you are going to develop, you need to better know yourself. So how to draw a portrait of your talents? Try the following exercise:
Ask someone to write a number of different life “roles” which require a variety of creative abilities, each one – on a separate piece of paper. For example, composer, singer, poet, artist, graffiti artist, architect, chef, writer, etc. Write as more roles as you can.
Now pick one role and try it on. Write down all the resources (knowledge, skills, etc.) that would help you to perform this role. Thus you will know about yourself and your abilities much more. Analyze the results and identify the talents written more times.
It is important that the roles are invented by another person, because your own mind will try to narrow down the list and select the most comfortable roles for your fears and self-esteem.
There is another way to find your talents: systematically try different things: salsa dancing, modeling clothes, singing, gambling, etc. Until you try something you can not know if you like it or are good at it. Searching for talent in this way is longer, but more effective.
How to know that you have found what you want? Your inner voice will tell you “I want more” and you will long feel inspired and recharged from this activity.
What to do next?
Then you should put efforts and devote time for the development of your talent. What about finding a coach or a teacher to help you develop your talent, it is not so obvious. His presence is useful as long as he only directs, but does not try to fix or rebuild you. A good mentor seeks to reveal exactly your potential, not to turn you into something else. Another important role of mentor is to dispel your doubts and insecurities and support you in difficult times. Think for yourself, decide for yourself, and choose a mentor wisely.
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