Think About Your Talents and Goals

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 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.

Transform talents into action with a free guide to setting goals and resources at the Goal Toolkit.

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 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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