Think About Your Talents and Goals

Think About Your Talents and Goals – Part Eight of Ten Steps to Discover U.

To set meaningful goals, explore clues to purpose and uncover hidden talents.


Talents are natural abilities that come easily to you and allow you to use your strengths. Strengths are activites that require effort and give you strength when you engage in them. Your strengths may include talents, skills you’ve learned, and personal qualities or character strengths that are important to you. One way to identify talents is to notice what you are doing when you are so involved in something you lose all track of time. This is the flow state, and it is a good indicator of talent.

Aristotle said: “Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation.” To add value with your talents, look for the place where your talents and what the world needs intersects. Ikigai is the reason you get up in the morning, and it is about finding this intersection.

Uncover hidden talents and learn more about Ikigai at the Purpose Pinterest Board. Find tools uncover hidden talents at and more resources at the Brand and Purpose Toolkit.

Set meaningful goals that make the most of your talents. Learn more with a free guide to setting goals and resources at the Goal Toolkit.

Continue to Discover U with Part Nine – Tell Your Story, and explore weekly activities for personal growth.

Discover U in Ten Steps

  1. Discover your heroes
  2. Identify your strengths
  3. Explore your skills
  4. Examine your beliefs
  5. Look at your values
  6. Develop a mission statement
  7. Learn about your personality and interests
  8. Think about your talents and goals
  9. Tell your story
  10. Express yourself

Brand and Purpose Toolkit at Resources

I seek to create order from the chaos of complex information. Join me at the Daily PlanIt to gain insights, inspiration, and information to increase skills for a better life. I unlock the power of teaching reading with phonics in the pursuit of literacy at In my spare time I explore books and movies, often choosing titles available on both screen and page.

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One comment on “Think About Your Talents and Goals
  1. […] an individual, your products or services include your strengths, skills and talents. List these, then next to each one list features and benefits, your target market, and media that […]

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