In the world of today, we find out that there are different people with different skills, personalities, attitudes and talents. As we grow up, we come to terms with the fact that there are some things we do effortlessly and passionately even without being paid for it. These things are in simple terms known as talents.
From writing to singing, the value of talents, unlike other natural resources, can be difficult to measure and quantify. Its constant usage that will make the individual’s life pleasant and sweet.
How Then Do We Define Talents?
Trust me, talents are those innate abilities and qualities which differentiate us from others. I would rather say that talents are one of the deep resources which nature has deposited into our lives to make it meaningful and productive. Sadly enough, many people do not understand this fact that is why they live lives that are fruitless, meaningless and useless.
All talents are equal when placed side by side with others. Hence, no talent is greater or bigger than the other. It only depends on the extent of its usage.
It makes me wonder why some people, with all the talents they have, will end up living a meaningless life. There are several reasons for this. This includes but not limited to lack of passion, lack of vision, unhealthy comparisons, fear etc.
There are several talents which nature has given everyone. A few are mentioned below:
1. Public Speaking
2. Effective Communication
3. Decision Making
5. Self Management
There are several others. The most important thing, however, is not just having or knowing them, but making use of it at the highest altitude. This can be done by:
1. Take a personality test. This will help to know the best niche the talents can be put into. You can talk to a behavioural scientist or take some free tests online.
2. Talk to trusted colleagues and friends to give you an appraisal of what your best and worst qualities are. This will also give you a hint to knowing what your talents are.
3. Find out what makes you feel happy without been paid for
4. Ask your family what you were passionate about during your formative years.
5. Take stock of things that you do while alone and which others have thanked you for in the past.
As you put all the above into practice, be open to change and keep a record of your achievements. This will spur you into doing more.
Your talents: are you willing to utilise or crucify them? The choice is yours.
Writer: Momoh, Emmanuel Omeiza