Think About Your Talents and Goals is Part Eight of Ten Steps to Discover U. Learn how to Uncover Hidden Talents, one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Growth. Find Online Tools to uncover hidden talents at List.ly and more resources at the Brand and Purpose Toolkit.
Talents are skills that come naturally 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. Learn more about Ikigai at the Purpose Pinterest Board.
Talents and Strengths
Strengths can also be considered talents. The book “Now, Discover Your Strengths” by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O Clifton presents results of a study by the Gallup Organization. Now Strengthsfinder 2.0 is available. You can identify talents within 34 themes.
Find more tools for exploring talents at the Daily PlanIt Sticky Wiki.
Part Nine of Discover U is about telling your story.
- Discover your heroes
- Identify your strengths
- Explore your skills
- Examine your beliefs
- Look at your values
- Develop a mission statement
- Learn about your personality and interests
- Think about your talents and goals
- Tell your story
- Express yourself