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Use Your Natural Talents

March 28th, 2008 by Steve

I have yet to meet the person who does not have a naturally given talent or talents. Often we don’t realize what these talents are because we are looking for some extraordinary skill that we are born with. Am I a great artist or a gifted athlete or a natural leader? No? Then I guess I don’t have any natural talents. Not so fast, we all have them and just need to appreciate them.There are hidden talents we all use that we don’t consider special, because they are so natural to us.

We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
Mark Twain

What does a natural talent mean? To me it means that which you do without thought or effort because it is natural. Walking is natural, breathing is natural and your natural talent comes to you just as effortlessly. This does not mean that you do not practice and use your gift, it just means that often times you’re doing it without thinking about it. When you say to yourself I want to get a glass of water you don’t think I have to get up walk to the faucet and get the water. The walking is natural, you don’t even consider it consciously in your thought process, but your subconscious mind does.

Looking at your day to day life consider what you do throughout the day. What do you do like walking or breathing? What do your friends and family always praise you about? We hear these little clues all the time: You’re such a great listener; I wish I was as good with my children as you are; How did you put that together so quickly; etc. Are you the friend everyone calls to talk to so they feel better? Are you the person who is always asked to help put things together? Are you the one always asked to organize events or throw parties?

Find that talent and understand what it truly means to your life. If you’re the great listener then it means your patient, compassionate and you probably give great advice. These talents are all suited to accomplish even greater things in life. Continue reading ‘Use Your Natural Talents’

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