You have been gifted with natural talents, abilities, and aptitudes. These help you gravitate toward fulfilling activities vocationally or as a volunteer.
Cultivating your talent is an essential part of reaching your full promise. When it comes to developing our talents and abilities, having a purpose and vision is essential. Your 2-word purpose provides direction while your vision gives you further clarity on what’s possible. Your values shape and direct your decisions, guiding you away from questionable or unethical activities.
And it only gets better. Gain knowledge to make the best possible use of your natural skill set. Knowledge comes from formal education and training, but for the most part, talent takes time — which includes a certain amount of trial and error through practice. No harvest has ever been cultivated without a hand guiding the plow.
To become a thriving leader, entrepreneur, or artist, find mentors to share their experiences and insights with you. Learning from them bridges the gap between theory and application, arms you with the tools you need to succeed, and shortens wasted time on the learning curve. Their network of relationships will open otherwise closed doors.
Finally, no matter how talented you are, hard work is essential to achieving success in any endeavor. Don’t underestimate the power of persistence and dedication. No amount of innate talent can overcome a lack of effort. Put in the effort required to cultivate your talent and master your chosen craft. Your innate gifts will take you further than you ever imagined possible.