Every individual in this world has some unique talent. Everyone is different not just in the way they look but also in what they can do. So many people in this world never get the opportunity to know what type of natural talent they possess. Many people even never give a second thought to their hidden talent. Finding your secret talent is not some rocket science, just little time and honest efforts is what you will need. So if you want to find your special hidden talent, follows these simple steps.
Steps to Discover Your Hidden Talents:
1. Stop negative thinking: Negative thinking is what stops so many people from doing what they love but actual problem lies within us, in our minds, and in our way of thinking because generally most people think they cannot do certain work even before they try or they can be good in something else. Stop thinking negative and try, maybe you will love the hidden talent you have and that you can do it more comfortably than others.
2. Keep your mind open: Open mind gives you space to think and give courage to try something you love to do. Not everyone has same ability. One can be introvert and other can be an extrovert, just keep your mind open for all the possibilities life offers you, which helps you to find your talent and what you love to do.
3. Rethink about your past: Your past is your best teacher and the things you learn from your past are the things no one can teach you. Your past can help you in find talent which is hidden in you. Think about past events and find what you enjoyed the most and what are the things that you loved to do even without much profit. That way, you can find something you like to do. Rethinking about your past can help you in finding your special hidden talent.
4. Keep track of the things you enjoy: Everyone in this whole world does so many things in their lives but many of them never realize that there are things that can be their hidden talent. Keeping track of the things you enjoy doing can help you in discovering your talent which is special and also hidden because everyone loves doing so many things, even many people have more than one hidden talent. So next time when you do something, make it a note and also write if you like it or not.
5. Evaluate your failures: Your failures are your best friends. If you are thinking your failures are the setbacks in your life then change the way you think because failures are our best friend; they never lie, tell you the truth about what you are good in and what you should never do and helps you in evaluating your mistakes. So when you fail in something then sit and evaluate your failure, reason of your failure and what you earn from your fail attempt. That way you will know if you enjoyed doing it or just lack of interest is the reason of your failure.
6. Count your small victory: Success in our life comes in the form of small victories. Never let go the chance of celebrating your small victories and keep the count of your small victories. Your small victories can be gateway to your talent discovery. If there is something you keep doing successfully then that may be your hidden talent.
7. Write diary: Writing diary is the best way of self-assessment. Writing diary also help you to motivate and keep your mind on the right track. Writing diary also helps in finding your hidden special talent because diary is that personal space where you can share your all secrets and write all about yourself and can read later on. Your diary can help you even in maintaining that special talent you have.
8. Experience new things: Experience new things in your life, that way you will have more fields to explore and you can easily figure out your special talent. When you bound yourself in the limits of certain things, you also close the gates of your talent because you never know what lies inside a new experience. Experiencing new things in life also give you wisdom and knowledge and both are the precious gift of life, so never stop yourself from experiencing new things in your life.
9. Ask others: Ask someone trusted and honest about their opinion of you because their opinion can help you in finding your hidden talent. Sometime it happens that our closed one notices our hidden talents that we ignore and never give second thought because they can see what we can do better than others. But never trust someone with negative mindset because a person with negative thing will never give you great advice.
10. Spend quality time with yourself: In the rush of life, we often forget ourselves even neglect for some materialistic work but this is not the right way. Self-time or self-assessment is very important for everyone, spend some quality time with yourself because time spend with yourself help you in finding your talent and your true potential and give you time to relax and rejuvenate. So take some time out of your busy schedule and spend some quality time with yourself.
11. Take coach or classes: Proper guidance and expert advice make you see the ground reality. Sometime it happens that many things attract us and we think it that, this is our hidden special talent but the reality is everything in the world demand hardship and when you love something you easily do the hardship but when you just take decision on the basis of attraction that become the perfect recipe for disaster so seek advice from expert. Take coach or classes to know what you need to do and not to do.
12. Try something out of the box: Trying something different and unique that will help you to relax and also help you in finding your hidden special talent. When you try something new and out of ordinary you get some experience for life and also get time and experience to realize what your specialties are. So try something new and exciting, who knows you might have talent in something special and unique.
13. Respect your choices: Always respect your choices because our choices in our life makes us who we really are. Respect your choices because they were your decisions and you have to fulfill them. Think before you act and think before you make choices but after taking decision respect your choices. When you disrespect your own choices you become less confident about your own self.
14. Love whatever you do: Do not do things you don’t love or love the things you do. Having a talent and loving that talent make it unique but when you do not love what you are doing you lose interest. Even if you are the master of your work, you will loss the charm. Loving what you do makes you happy and you give your best when you love what you are doing.
15. Honest efforts: No talent has straight path and no shortcut can help you in finding your hidden special talent so always give your best. Your honest effort makes you successful even when you have natural talent about that. When you give your 100% in something you do, you got amazing result. If you have talent of art then give your honest efforts to your art work and see the magic of your best efforts.
16. Make your hobby your profession: When you work on what you love, you work more and better. Making your hobby your profession helps you in finding your hidden special talent because when you choose something you love, it becomes more easy to find what you are great in.
It is easy to blame others or to never take your responsibilities in your hands but when you try to figure out what are your hidden special or secret talents, you need to work hard. But there are few things you need to avoid and they are.
Things to Avoid to Unlock Your Natural Talents:
1. Lack of try: No one is born perfect and even when you have talent, you need to work to make it special. Lack of try makes your talent goes waste and never gives you the result you wanted. Everyone have special talent but talent needs work and efforts because even coal mine has diamonds but to make it worth, diamond has to go through so many hardships.
2. Laziness: Laziness is your worst enemy; you can’t succeed when you have lazy bones in your body. If you want your talent to be your plus point in your life then keep laziness out of your door and make sure you never have it in your mind, body and soul.
3. Shifting from one to other very quickly: Many people have more than one talent but among others there is one talent that is unique in you, so stick to the one. When you jump from one to another quickly, you leave others in mid and will never have proper knowledge and half knowledge is more dangerous than having none. So stick to one and concentrate on it make it perfect.
4. Do not copy others: Everyone is unique in this world then why copy others? Do not copy other on the basis of their success and life because this is not your success and you are seeing success not the hardship behind that successes, so do not copy others and find your own hidden special talent.
5. Don’t befriend people with negative thinking: ‘One rotten apple make all the good apple rotten’ that applies to our life as well. Stay away from the people who has negative thinking because their negative thinking will make you doubt your own decision and put question mark on your decision level.
6. Lack of confidence: Lack of confidence stop you from giving your best and you become unsure even if you do everything in the way it should be. So maintain your confidence but keep in check before it gets to your head and you become overconfident.
7. Negative mindset: Negative mindset is what stops you from finding your hidden special talent because when you have negative mindset, you never realize good about you and have delusions about your special talent.
8. Wrong approach: Even when you have something out of ordinary but wrong approach or using it in wrong way make it go in waste. Use right approach and right method and you will have what you think is impossible.
9. Never lie to yourself: Stay true to yourself because you cannot lie to your own self, even if you try you know the truth. Lying to yourself leads you to some delusions and take you far from the reality. Be true to yourself.
Everyone in this world is unique and god gifted us with unique talents. Some of us realize their special talent and make worth out of it but most of us never got to know what our special talents are. When you try to find your hidden talents, you face many problems but it is great to do something you love rather than doing something you never want to do and spend your life in misery.
Stay true to yourself and search your inner self and you will get all the answers you are seeking. You need to give you best efforts to know your best self because no shortcut works when it comes to find something special about you. So give some time to yourself and enjoy the changes.