I believe that everyone has a talent. No matter who you are, I believe very strongly that you have a talent. But many times, people struggle to identify that talent. Usually because they don’t know how to identify it. Consider this, basketball is a talent only because society says so. What did we call it before basketball came along? Just a thought.
Here are a few pointers about how to identify your talent.
- Look Inward You have tendencies, trends, habits, preferences that can give you great insight into your undiscovered talent. What do you like? Maybe you like to write. Maybe you like to be athletic. Some people are natural entertainers. Ask yourself, “What do I do well, like to do, always do?”
- Get an Honest Answer from a trusted Source. This is hard for a lot of people. Mainly because they’re afraid of the responses they’ll get. But this is an awesome way to get insight into what your talent is. Make people comfortable with telling you the truth. Then ask them what they think your strengths and weaknesses are. If they feel safe, you’ll be amazed at what you learn.
- Try Stuff. Lastly, get out and try things. Experiment. Try playing an instrument, writing a book, or running a marathon. Try teaching or coaching. Try cooking. Try things. If something sticks, or works exceptionally well, you might have a winner.
Don’t underestimate yourself. You have talent. Probably multiple talents. You may not have called them talents, but you have them. Figure out what yours is. And go win at life!