The questions for the theme WHO ARE YOU TODAY?
1) Do you know what your talents are?
2) Are you able to bring your talents to life?
3) What is going really well in your life today?
4) What do you find challenging and are you using your talents to help yourself?
5) Do you approach the situations in your life the same way you would approach a game?
So why is it important to know what your talents and gifts are? Most of us think that if we are lucky to have a good education and a job where we can earn a good living, then we have arrived financially, socially etc. and in principle we are okay. Well yes for some that is indeed the case, whilst for others that is not the case, as they tend to be really good at what they do, yet they are not happy, energised or content. Why? Knowing what you are good at has a lot to do with energy! When you wake up in the morning, getting ready for the activities of the day, 1) Are you happy and grateful to be doing those activities? 2) Do you feel your activities add value? 3) Do your activities and the people you work with energize you or drain you? 4) At the end of the day are you still flowing with energy?
If you know what your talents are and have the opportunity to use them in your daily activities, you will experience a sense of inner peace, more confidence and inspiring thoughts. you will experience less doubt and disempowering thoughts. You will have more happy days and feel that what you are doing is of value, which will motivate you even further. You will GET energy from the activities you do and GIVE energy to others. These are a few of the things that you could experience if the activities that you are doing are aligned with your natural talents and gifts.
Knowing what your talents are is the first step. Being aware when you are using them (Awareness of Talent in Action) is the second and appreciating your talents is the third step. Your talents can mean nothing if you believe they have no value, so it starts with you! Value what you have! Many people take their talents for granted, assuming others can do it just as well and therefore it’s not all that special, but the truth is that some of your talents have become such an integral part of who you are, that you are taking them for granted. Listening to yourself speak, is one of the ways in which you can become aware of your talents and your talent vocabulary. You will be amazed what you discover!
Your talents are there to help you both in good and challenging times. Whenever you find yourself in challenging situations, ask yourself to what degree you are consciously using your gifts and talents to navigate those situations.
Start listening to the positive feedback you are receiving from others. What do they appreciate about you? You may think it is nothing but to them it could be a lot. Listen also to the criticism you are receiving and turn it around and discover what hidden talent is there and then brush up on those talent skills. Your talent awareness and development journey can be a lot of fun!
Author: Esther Akpomukai