Every human being, without an exemption, is blessed with one or the other talent that helps him/her to be the best in the field of life. The best advantage of identifying your talent is that if unearthed and utilised constructively, it can perform exceptionally well in the pack of average performers in the field of work. From the personal side, doing the work which you love to do and earning handsome amounts from that can be the best self award and reward. Identification of talent is easy. You just have to listen to your heart.
- Step back and watch yourself for a while.
- There might be something which you love to do without limitation of time and space.
- You are the happiest when you engage yourself in that act/work.
- That act brings out the best in you and gives you the fullest satisfaction.
- You have a feeling that you have a natural ability in doing that work/art /act.
- This particular aspect makes you feel engaged, absorbed and fascinated.
- You love to read, know, talk and experiment it.
- You have a deep desire to pursue it and excel in it simply for your satisfaction.
- This skill has brought you compliments, recognition, rewards and appreciation from friends and peers.
- You feel an admiration and respect for people who are already veterans in that particular field.
If there is anything in your life which you think would fall under the above descriptions, then that particular aspect is your special talent. Make your talents your strength by polishing and excelling in the related field. Reorganise your life around your strengths and redefine your definition of success. If you invest yourself into this talent, you can find the best job suited for you in that field, gain you the best remuneration you loved to attain and above all, can make your heart’s desire come true.
While I was developing this topic to create a blog post, I was cherishing few familiar faces in my world, who has given up their professional qualifications in Science, Law and Management, to pursue their passion and live a life where they had the freedom to savour their talent at work. First person was an old classmate of mine during school days, Vinod Scaria, who is now a medico turned bioinformatician and has recently achieved the honor of sequencing first human genome from India, that too in about 45 days. Other one is a Lawyer, my friend during college days, Noor Mohammed, who has given up his Advocate designation to become a successful digital animator, because his passion and key talent was in sketching cartoons. And the most admired one is my soul-mate Anoop (Bhairavan), who has taken retirement at the age of 28, from a leading daily’s attractive marketing management job, to become a full time writer and traveller.
The key driver behind these successful men is their passion for the work they do. They identified their talent and pursued it. Hats off to all those men and women, around the world, who has dared to follow their hearts desire in personal and professional life because those are the people who can contribute the best to their respective fields and to the society, let that be art, science, business or anything under Sun.
Image Courtesy: Noor Mohammed