When someone say, “I don’t think I have any true talent.” I always reply “I don’t believe you, I believe you are born with greatness, I believe that you have a unique talent within you, I believe every one of us is born for a reason and you can bring something unique to the world that no one else could do. You just have to find it, you have to nurture it, you have to grow it.”
Sometimes I see people posting in the comments of one of my news interview and they say, I want to be just like you and I always tell them don’t try to be like me. I never want you to be like me. I want you to be the best version of you.
If I try to be Tony Robbins, if I try to be Brian Tracy, I was fail 100% of the time but I could do a pretty damn good. So here are seven questions that you can think about to identify and find your unique talent.
How did you like to spend your time as a child?
So think back When you were growing up, what did you like to do, right?
You like to run around, what sports do you like to play? What activities do you like to engage in?
There’s a reason why you naturally gravitate towards certain activities and certain tasks and sudden fun things, think about that.
What are you passionate about us an adult?
I remember when I first learned public speaking, when I joined Toastmasters, at first I was just learning it because I wanted to reduce my ascent, I wanted to improve my English, my speaking skill, and developing a confidence.
That was it, but as I learn more, as I observe more, as I watch other speakers, I develop a passion for it that I found out I could share my story, I could share my message, and that would bring me a lot of good emotions and I develop a passion for it over time being able to speak, being able to train, being able to speak to a large groups of people. So that’s how I discovered my passion
What do people compliment you on the most easy?
Sometimes we are good at something, we don’t think about it and in Toastmasters, one of the things that you get is feedback from your club members.
I remember that people would give me feedback on those forms and I would read them and they will say that “hey, you are a natural speaker. I’m like never, there’s nothing natural about what I do at all. It’s just hard work.
When I get enough compliments, when I get enough validations in some way I recognized that maybe there is something special here that I could further develop and that’s how I got the idea.
What are you naturally good at?
Sometimes we are good at something and that becomes unconscious competence that we believe it and we think everybody is good at that. It’s so easy for you, It must be easy for everybody. Well, there’s simply not true.
There’s a reason why you’re naturally good at it, maybe it’s your DNA, maybe the way you think about things, maybe the way you solve problem, you see things differently from most people. Here could be your talent.
What do you find easy that is hard for others?
This ties into question number four. So take some time to think about it. What do you find that is very easy for you, but very hard for others.
What activities make you lose track of time?
NO it cannot be binge watching on Netflix or playing video games. That’s not what I’m talking about. It has to be an activity that adds value to other people’s lives, it has to be an activity that helps other people, It has to be an activity that solves problems for other people because that’s where your talent lies.
and the last question and the most important question of all I believe is
Who do you want to help?
Who do you want to help? Who do you want to impact?
If you’ve got nothing that you loved as a child, and there’s nothing that you feel passionate about as an adult, and no one compliments you on anything, and there’s no activity that you engage in that makes you lose track of time, well, then we’ve got a problem. What he means is you have been conditioned to be average you’ve been conditioned for mediocrity, you’ve been conditioned in such an environment that greatness is not cherished, It’s not celebrated and if that’s the case, what do you do?
I know that will be a question that a lot of my fans will asked. I want to give you one simple action that you can take and that is to learn martial art. Through martial art, I learned about myself. As Bruce Lee said “All knowledge ultimately is self-knowledge.”
Through that you learn discipline, through martial art, you learn focus. Doesn’t matter what martial art. I would suggest an Asian martial art because they teach you the philosophy as well as the fighting aspect of it.
It teaches you about yourself, it is a very powerful self discovery process Beyond, in just a form of exercise, and that’s what I’ve learned and that’s what has helped me and no one can help you if you don’t help yourself. Live a life of abundance in a venture or life of maintenance, your choice.