There is one unique thing that makes the personality of every individual, it is raw and purgent and like a flower bud it always wants to burst open at any opportunity, it is talent. That thing that catches your interest, time and zeal us obviously your talent. Every one have equal value but not equal giftedness. The only thing that separates you from a Bill Gate, Mark Zuckerberg, etc is the ability to harness the talent in you.
It takes one the ability to realise one’s talent before any concrete solution to solving a problem can surface. Many people shy away from the word ‘talent’, but they never know that the little quota they’re contributing to the development of a family and the society at large can as well be equated to as talent.
For instance, one may say, “I don’t have a talent to sing,” but unknown to such an individual the ability to set up the gadgets to sing is also a talent. If one doesn’t know what his talent is when the time to showcase it to the world comes, there will be nothing to show forth. At times when you read meaning into what people say, you tend to say, “what is the hope of survival?” But then it is only your talent that can spot you out when an opportunity come.
There are different classes of people with variety of talents:
✓ There are some that have hidden talent. These ones they don’t even want to show that they can do something. Sometimes they even do something and don’t believe that they do it.
✓ There are some that have spurring talent. These ones they only require pressure, situations and people to motivate them before they can showcase their talent. These ones only display their talent of speaking during debates, quizzes etc, before they can get up to do something.
✓ There are some that are born naturally. These ones just do anything and it works for them. Why? It’s just the way they are. They are geniuses. If they want to sing today they just need the beats and on they flow without mistakes. This ones are just born to be great. They can take a ball today and become better than someone who has been training for the past two years.
✓ There are some that are born raw. This ones know they can do a particular thing, but they just can’t do it without a push or a big mistake. They know they can do something but they just need someone or something to shape up their gift.
✓ There are some that are yet to discover their talent. These ones don’t even know what their talents are. They might even do something but still don’t believe they did it. These ones believe that everything just depends on hardwork and it’s not the fact. Hard work of a truth pays but there’s a limit to the extent it can pay.
Most importantly, the choices we make add in a way or another to the maximization of ones talent. This, according to John Maxwell are the key choices that one can make in maximizing ones talent:
✓ Belief lifts your talent.
✓ Passion energizes your talent.
✓ Initative activates your talent.
✓ Focus directs your talent.
✓ Preparation positions your talent.
✓ Practice sharpens your talent.
✓ Perserverance sharpens your talent
✓ Courage tests your talent.
✓ Character protects your talent.
✓ Relationship influences your talent.
✓ Teamwork multiples your talent.
In the society of today, it is of outmost importance to find out what your talents are and how you can use it. Moreso, when your talent is found it is necessary to cultivate it as talent is just like a plant, it can die of if there is no enough passion, commitment and concentration. Your main sauce is to discover your talent, if you haven’t and for those who have discovered theirs, there should be a future to that talent. Let your talent grow, nourish and bring fruits. I will let you ponder on this story while thinking of what best your talent is.
A particular man loved going to the sea to observe the sea tides everyday. And of course you will say what a dumb thing to do! But a day came when he came to his usual spot and and saw a group of men. He greeted then warmly and asked what they sought. They explained to him that they where from a Zest Company Ltd and would want to sail the coast, but they’re prevented because they don’t know the tides. This good seaman observed and told them not to go sailing because it would be disastrous. At the end some refused as they need to see their families and others listened. Those that insisted, he rather show them a wrong way back to the coast rather than allow them die and their stories become told. When they had left he told the others what he did and gave them the interval they would be back to the coast. Exactly that same hour those that wanted to leave returned back and thanked the good seaman for bringing them back and not making them a meal for the sharks. They asked him how he knew what would happen, and his reply was, “I observed the tides everyday.”
And he became a sailor at the end. His talent was in a little thing that looked stupid but at the end it found him out. You also have the talent to become great.