David Navarro López en Bubbling Honey, beBee in English, Engineers and Technicians Service Technician • Fawema GmbH 24/9/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 2,9K

Your Talent: What are you going to do with it?

Your Talent: What are you going to do with it?"From Latin talentum, the notion of talent is linked to the ability or intelligence. It is the ability to exercise a certain occupation or to perform an activity. The talent is usually associated with the innate ability and creation, although it can also be developed with practice and training.

The innate or inherited talent is retained for life, but can be enhanced with studies and practices. The acquired talent, however, must be exercised almost constantly.” Julián Pérez Porto y María Merino

Another interesting meaning of the word talent is that it was used as a monetary unit as in the ancient world. Depending on the era, a talent would be the value of twenty years of labour by an ordinary person.

Into the parable of the talents the fundamental teaching within the framework of Christianity is clear: that God has entrusted his gifts or talents to men with the obligation to develop them, expecting a fruitful response from every man, and fear, inactivity, excess of caution or cowardice, laziness, or simple conscious omission in to developing the received talents is criticized by Jesus himself.

We all have innate talents
Our education, culture, and environment can bring out or on the contrary, mask them so that neither ourselves are able to recognize them.

On the other hand, the fact of having an innate talent does not mean that developing it has to be something exciting for us, and we might want to have another talent though not innate.

It could be useful to ask ourselves:

Did I discover all my innate talents?

And if so, What am I doing with them?

It would be very sad to reach the end of one's life and discover them when it is too late to develop them.

And if your innate talents do not "excite you", What are you waiting for to develop one that suits you?

Be ready to change, to challenge yourself. Don’t be afraid of challenges. Keep going on and on.

The secret resides on not being afraid to be wrong, and to know that it is a must to be humble to learn. If you don’t get it right the first time, analyze the causes, and try again with even more strength.

The world is the hand of those who are brave enough to dream and take the risk to live their own dreams.

Irene Hackett 27/9/2016 · #37

@David Navarro López - "Joy can be obtained by using your talents for the good of others, passion can grow if you see the talent growing and making others happy." Yes - this is a beautiful perspective on talent!

David Navarro López 27/9/2016 · #36

#32 I believe we have hit the two boundaries of the issue. In my opinion, talent should be balanced between obligation and ego, between giving and receiving.
Joy can be obtained by using your talents for the good of others, passin can grow if you see the talent growing and making others happy. You keep your talent for yourself, or do not use it at all, and see what happens.

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Sara Jacobovici 26/9/2016 · #35

#33 A wealth of insights @Irene Hackett. Thanks for your response. I now am adding looking at the different states of consciousness related to the different states of awareness, including intent.

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Irene Hackett 26/9/2016 · #34

LOL @Aurorasa Sima - ok, I wanna see those wiggling nostrils in your first beBee live buzz!!

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Irene Hackett 26/9/2016 · #33

#25 I too am trying to understand awareness @Sara Jacobovici and how it may be more of a 'natural' human response as @Praveen Raj Gullepalli so wisely noted. It may be hidden deep beneath a strong ego who is identified more with their persona-self, and yet easily accessed by one who may be more identified and connected with the natural world around them - those who sense the life in the trees, the life in the animals and all humans as the same 'life source' that is in all. To see fully, to hear and to feel fully, to have the ability to just be still - is that awareness. @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, I like how you have stated: " it does not really take an act of will but only intent. When we separate ourselves from the natural world around us, the intent to be aware, to be present, may be asleep - unconscious. These are all subtle differences in state of consciousness, however important to consider.

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Irene Hackett 25/9/2016 · #32

#24 Yes @David Navarro López - when you ask: "Maybe by thinking the talent is something it has been given to us as a gift and not the fruit of "our success", could make us think we should be doing something in return?"...it makes given talent sound more of an obligation to use rather than a natural joy and passion.

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Aurorasa Sima 25/9/2016 · #31

Wonderful article, David! @CityVP Manjit brought it to my attention. I love the distinction at the end between talent and passion and the reminder that we can always learn new skills if the ones we were born with don´t make us happy. I innated a talent for strabismus and the ability to wiggle my nostril wings like a boss. Looking at it pragmatically, the ideal situation is when you have the joy of having or developing a talent you are passionate about for which there is also a demand.

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Sara Jacobovici 25/9/2016 · #30

#29 Great perspective @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. You have given me more to think about.

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