Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Unlocking the talent within each of us

I believe that everyone has a hidden gift and talent which they share in at least one aspect of their lives - whether that is through the arts such as dancing and singing, technical or specialised fields such engineering and chemistry, or simply in their passion and approach in life. Each of us possesses that little something that they can each share and bring to the table, i.e. that little gift to share with the communities and societies that we each live in.

Sometimes, it requires that a little bit of nurturing and nudging to help us not only realise the gifts that we have but also to assist us in releasing it. As someone may be able to guide us by training or mentoring us, and that may be all that is need to help us unlock that hidden potential.

Regardless of however the potential in each of us is released. I believe that it is up to each of us to try putting it to some good use to realise our potential and this will certainty vary for everyone. As someone may want to share their musical talent with a large audience at a concert, while another may want to just share it with their friends and family. This decision as to what to do will always lie with the bearer of the gift, and with the appropriate guidance can lead you far.

So whether you are seeking or discovering your own gifts or gifts of those around you, think about how your gifts can serve yourself and those around you well.

Here’s a quote that I’ll leave you with that I believe sums this up nicely, and although it can feel a bit daunting, it can inspire you to look deep inside and to look for ways to achieve your true potential...

'Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.' - Henri-Frederic Amiel

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