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