Uncover Hidden Talents

Purpose – Activity: Uncover hidden talents.

When you have purpose, you know how you will use your talents to add value to life. To uncover hidden talents, look for the intersection between: what you’re best at, what you love to do the most, & what the world needs most.

Ikigai is a Japanese word that roughly translates to “the reason you get up in the morning,” and describes finding this intersection. There are various ways to look for clues to purpose, but self-assessment is a good place to start.

Use a free printable worksheet for self-assessment at the Brand and Purpose Toolkit or the Talent Matrix Table is a more detailed version available at the Daily PlanIt Shop.

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Free eBook on discovering what you are passionate about: How to Start a Fire | all the tools at List.ly

Especially notice times when activities capture your attention so much that you lose track of time while you are focused on them – the state of flow.

Flow requires your sole attention. Focus requires your soul attention.

Use this information to create a personal mission statement that will focus your soul attention.

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A year of personal development is weekly activities for 12 months – each month a focus on a different life area:

  1. Purpose
  2. Mental
  3. Physical
  4. Spiritual
  5. Emotional
  6. Relationships
  7. Social
  8. Financial
  9. Career
  10. Organizational
  11. Recreational
  12. Character

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9 comments on “Uncover Hidden Talents
  1. It is always time for personal growth, and I am trying to improve, endure, and keep my own mouth shut more. We can learn better if we are doing more listening instead of talking.

    Love what you have written, and thank you for sharing. I will be back soon.

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