10 June, 2019

5 ways to Find out your hidden talent

As per the Dictionary, A 'Talent' is natural aptitude/ skill. Everyone has some talent but they find it difficult to identify them. Some of my friends used to tell that they are not good at anything/ any skill. I tell them, "It's wrong. You just don't know yet what you are good at".

Our genes, the environment that we grow, the people we are surrounded with, the opportunities that we pick up, the risks we take etc., are several factors that might decide our talent. We get a few skills through genes, we gain a few skills as we have a passion for them, and we gain a few skills as we work hard with determination.



Creative abilities are hard for us to identify until we try them by ourselves. Athletic abilities cannot be found until we are introduced to them at least once in our lifetime. There are some other skills like observation, adaptation, flexibility, courage which come out based on situations we face.

I suggest below 5 ways to identify hidden talents:

1. Determine what you enjoy:

I think this is the easiest way to find out our hidden talent. If we love something more than the other, that might be something we are good at. This need not be true for all. But, we choose our hobbies depending on what we enjoy in our life, it can be photography/ art/ dance/ sport. If we don't love that activity we cannot spend that extra hour from our hectic daily life, right?

I enjoy writing, reading books, painting, and dancing. I am ready to sacrifice a few hours of sleep/ TV time to work on them as it gives me satisfaction and happiness.

 So, start by listing the activities that you enjoy. There are chances that you might be good at these activities. Even if you are not good at it, your mind is ready to work hard to become better at it.

2. Explore Multiple activities:

Most of the people I know are not exposed to/ introduced to the activity they are good at. So, there is no chance for them to know about it. That is the reason, I suggest that we should explore all the hobbies/ activities even when we think that it is not for us. We cannot say, what might interest us, with which activity we might feel passionate about.

I know, many parents these days are introducing many activities to their kids, which is great. But, an overdose will make them hate the activities that they might be good at. If you want to try a new skill like crochet/ painting, learn it, try it, explore it, give it some time, before deciding/quitting it.


3. Leave the fear of rejection :

This is the most important thing. Let's say, you realized that you are good at writing. You start a blog, write a few good posts, get appreciations from friends and family, you proceed, improve your skills, start a business of content writing. If some publishers reject your work/ you don't get any monetary benefit, it becomes disappointing. But, please continue for the love of your hobby, for your happiness and for your satisfaction.

Rejections doesn't mean you are bad at that skill, it just means that you didn't meet the requirements of the person who rejected it.

You might choose some other profession for a living but never leave the hobby that you are good at. If we can get away from the fear of rejection, it is easy to find the skills and improve them.

4. Come out of comfort zone:

Sometimes, we cannot identify our skills if we don't come out of our comfort zone. I was thinking from my childhood that I am an introvert and not outgoing as I didn't feel comfortable talking to people in crowds. But, that's not true. As I grew up, I enjoyed being with people, felt happy to get attention.

When I had to give a speech for the first time on stage, I was afraid, but I could easily grasp the techniques on how to talk in public, use modulation, pauses, not to show the nervousness etc.,with practice.

Yes, these skills might not have come naturally for the first time. But, these were gained with learning and practice.

5. Identify the skills that you are passionate about:

Most probably,  our passion and emotional  connection drives our ability.

Identify any skill that you are passionate about and something that motivates you to become better at it.

 A skill that ignites your passion.

A skill on which you can spend hours and hours at a stretch losing the track of time.

Use your strengths to the benefit.

I hope, these points help you to find your hidden talents and work on them for your happiness and satisfaction.

Until next time,





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32 comments:

Cindy Ann Dsilva said...

I wish this list was there when I was pregnant the first time and did not realize I loved writing since I was 7. And I could do it online. Anyway better late than never.

bellybytes said...

What nice tips that apply to anyone at any age . I too have a lot of interests and find that my talent lies more in creating .... now I have to get back to all my hobbies that have been languishing in the background

Amrita said...

I really enjoyed reading this post.The more we explore more talent we find.

Mahathi Ramya said...

Thanks Amrita

Mahathi Ramya said...

Thanks Sunita yes, it's never late to go back to our hobbies.

Mahathi Ramya said...

Better late than never Cindy.

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you made a list to actualise gift your talents. The world expects you to just realize your talents out of the blue.

suhavijay said...

Nice tips

Modern Gypsy said...

These are excellent tips! The fear of rejection/failure is one that holds most of back from pursuing our passion. I also agree that we should try many different hobbies without thinking we are being flaky if we quit after a while. Eventually, we will find our talent, and the other hobbies we experimented with will often help us in many ways.

Debidutta Mohanty said...

Loved the post. This tips will surely help anyone to tap and hone their skills. Rightly mentioned that today's parents at times overburden their children with several activities rather finding their interest and focussing on them.

Geethica said...

These are very good points that naturally connect with a reader. I believe that there is a unique voice calling from within that says you like this. We just need to be mindful and nurture that skill.

A Lady Lawyer said...

Yes we must step out of our comfort zone and explore our hidden talents for true job satisfaction and success!
Noor Anand Chawla

Jameela said...

Yea at times it just takes few months to realize Wats our passion n sometimes it goes on for years n ages if we don't have the proper tip

Rajlakshmi said...

The more we explore the more we realize that there are so many things we enjoy and can hone our skills. All we need is dedication and time management. Wonderful tips to find our calling.

Anonymous said...

you have written this with ease but trust me finding your passion is not that easy...i m still not able to figure this out maybe this would help

Damyanti Biswas said...

These are excellent tips: finding what we enjoy is so crucial to choosing the right path.

Suzy said...

I think you hit the nail on the head with "Leave your fear of rejection". It is usually fear that gets in our way of achieving. Nice tips.

Sharvari said...

You nailed it girl. Totally agree with you. When you feel you want to do something you should do it. Not worry abt others appreciation or rejection

Isha Sharma said...

Wow... This is so beautiful write up... Completely agree with your point of view.. 😊

Mahathi Ramya said...

True! We cannot realize our talents out of the blue. We have to make an effort.

Mahathi Ramya said...

Thanks suhaVijay

Mahathi Ramya said...

Iam glad that you agree about some parents forcing multiple activities on children.

Mahathi Ramya said...

You mentioned a great point Geethica. Yes we have unique voice calling from within which helps in decision.

Mahathi Ramya said...

Iam glad you agree Noor.

Mahathi Ramya said...

Right Jameela

Mahathi Ramya said...

Well said Raji. We need to explore more activities before identifying one.

Mahathi Ramya said...

I understand, this process is not easy.

Mahathi Ramya said...

Thanks Damayanti

Mahathi Ramya said...

Thanks Suji. Yes, fear of rejection is the main reason people stop exploring.

Mahathi Ramya said...

Thanks Sharvari.

Mahathi Ramya said...

Thanks Isha.

Holly Jahangiri said...

I don't know why anyone expects to be naturally good at a thing, or even a little good at it, especially when they don't even know the thing IS a thing - or have the means to explore their ability and interest in it. The world is huge. There are so many things we'll never hear of, or get to try.

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