Being talented is believed to be innate. However, that is not always true. Talents can be discovered, and it just so happened that many people managed to discover theirs at an early age. Do not lose hope, though, as you are not running out of time. You can still find and uncover your talents!
There is a chance that you are feeling some insecurity because you’ve been seeing people online who can dance, play an instrument, and maximize what they have in their hands. The first thing you need to do is veer away from the screen and start being productive and discovering your aptitudes. If you want to do it right, here are some things you might want to bear in mind:
Find your zone
Some talents usually overlap with hobbies and other pursuits. And they occupy a large chunk of your attention. You are engaged, and you lose track of time, which is a good thing. If you want to know where you’re talented, determine the activities where you are always in the “zone.” Does creating scrapbooks and making artisanal items keep you engaged? You might be proficient in handicrafts. Are you overwhelmed with gung-ho strength when playing tennis? You might be talented in this sport, and you don’t notice it.
Check your spending
Sounds counterintuitive, eh? This very act will help you find that one thing that keeps you engaged and happy. Of course, you should not list down your bills in this context. What you’re looking at is the item you spend the most money on.
For instance, if you find out that you have spent a lot on books and your favorite novelists inspire your writing, there is a chance that you have writing aptitude. Similarly, you might be a chef in the making when your monthly spending is filled with ingredients from the recipes that you’ve been trying or coming up with. Just keep going and invest in it!
Know your strengths
If you have a high level of self-awareness, you can easily identify your strengths. And basically, these are the things you’re talented at. You can be a great orator in college, and that is something that you apply to your client presentations as a professional.
At this point, you should be honest and transparent with yourself. If you still think that there’s nothing great about you, you might be just clouded by your self-judgment. Have others assess it for you. You can ask your friend or co-worker what your greatest strengths are, and start from there.
Just try what interests you
Talent can be developed when a person is interested. Some virtuoso musicians have achieved their status because they are interested in music. This is something that you can also apply to your life. If you love singing and want to see if it can be developed, why not attend voice lessons?
You can do it!
When exploring your strengths and talents, you need to have a conviction and a strong belief in yourself. This can be hard to achieve, but you can do it by always conditioning yourself and giving yourself a pep talk. More importantly, you must have a healthy support system.