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
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.