Why you need to know how to grow your natural talent in order to gain more success Anfred 26 April 2016

It’s time to discover your natural talent. Talents may be artistic or technical, mental or physical, personal or social. You can be a talented introvert or a talented extrovert. Your natural talent needs not be profitable, useful, or conventional, but they will always be your own, a part of what makes you into you. Learning to look for your talents in the right places and building those talents into skills and abilities might take some work, but going about it creatively will let you explore your natural abilities and find your innate talents

What is natural talent?

Natural talent is an innate or inborn gift for a specific activity, either allowing one to demonstrate some immediate skill without (or with little) practice, or to gain skill rapidly with minimal practice. By this definition, the key advantage of natural talent is that it allows the individual a steep learning curve, whereby he or she acquires skills readily with less practice or hard work than the average person.

How to discover hidden talents?

Why you need to know how to grow your natural talent in order to gain more success

Finding our natural talents can be quite difficult to do. For some, it can take decades to realize what they are great at doing. Whether or not you discover your talents and passions is partly a matter of opportunity. If you’ve never been skydiving or taken up tennis, how would you ever know that these things came naturally to you and that you harbor a natural talent to master this activity or action. It stands to reason that discovering your natural talent would only be half the journey and that harnessing and understanding this natural talent will take quite a bit more effort. Human resources are like the earth’s natural resources: they’re often buried beneath the surface and you have to make an effort to discover them. Doug Wilks, a renowned talent investigator provides these 3 key insights to discover what your natural talents are:

 

  • What Thrilled You As A Child?

Take two minutes and recall your most joyous memories from elementary school. What made those moments so enjoyable? What were the common threads? Consider what similar activities thrill you as an adult. Find ways to tilt your work today toward those moments that thrilled you from yesterday.

  • That thing you do when You Lose Complete Track of Time

Imagine for a moment that t’s 9:00 AM Saturday morning and  your time is your own. You begin a favorite activity. This activity, whenever you do it, pulls you in like a tractor beam. Take very close note of moments like this. If you’re so captivated in an activity that you lose track of time, you’re experiencing a natural talent at work.

  • What do you yearn to do?

What fire is burning inside of you at this very moment? Hone in on what you yearn to do, and start doing it. The sad reality is that most workers don’t get to use their natural talents at work on a daily basis. As aresult they are bored, uninspired and totally disengaged.

The secret to developing your natural talents

Why you need to know how to grow your natural talent in order to gain more success
Why you need to know how to grow your natural talent in order to gain more success

Successful people commit to taking personal responsibility for their lives and careers. Commit to taking personal responsibility for developing your natural talents.  It’s the best way to thank God for giving them to you, to help others, and to create the successful life and career you want and deserve. Natural talent starts out as a spark, a glimmer, which is protected, coached and nurtured through years of hard work and expert feedback. Growing your passion or natural talent is about finding yourself, and it’s not supposed to happen overnight. It takes time and effort. Developing your natural talents is a process, which takes commitment and persistence. Below we discuss the steps to insure the success of the process or journey.

 

  • Identify your natural talents

This aspects which make you feel strong, fulfilled, present and in charge of any moment. That activity which gives you that deep, settled, calm feeling.

  • Expose yourself to unplanned positivity

Seek out new places and experiences by disrupting yourself and your routine. When you change what and how you’re doing things, your perspective changes, and you activate different parts of your brain. Creativity increases as a result.

 

  • Pursue people and things that interest you

Make time to learn more about personalities who inspire you. Read their work, follow their social media discussions and engage with them often. Exchanging of ideas will be a likely result of this discourse and this process will help you build on your existing natural talent.

  • Place Real World value on your creativity

Move your creative endeavors higher up on your priority list. You need to define the value we place on creational desires and then act accordingly. Those natural talents which fulfill us and we yearn to perform, need to be made much more significant.

In conclusion – Your natural talent

So what can you do to maximize your natural talent? Are you constantly learning about yourself, your business, and most importantly, about your client’s business? Do you thirst for knowledge? Do you seek out mentors and coaches? If you can answer yes to all these questions, you are on the right track and your natural talents are working for you. If you struggled to answer these questions with a “yes”, start doing the work and start harnessing those natural talents TODAY.