In order to understand the difference between talent and skill and to use them both for the best results, you must know the definitions and characteristics of both terms. This week, talent is going to be the topic of discussion. Talent is a natural ability in something that requires little effort to carry out. In raw terms, talent is essentially an instinct – something you come by naturally. I’m sure everyone knows that friend who is a little OCD and has everything in its proper place where it can be found easily. Then there are others of us who have to analyze and mull over the best spot to keep our stapler or our phone sheet, and then we move it every week to a different spot. The ones with an OCD mentality has a talent for organization – they come by it naturally – while the rest of us have to practice and work at it, which requires skill. Below are a few tips to help talented people gain wisdom about their talent.
Find Some Passion in Your Talent
So many people have talent in arts and crafts or music, but because they come by it so naturally, they shove off their good work or steer clear from it because they feel it isn’t worthy. Have they ever frustrated you when you realize they are doing nothing with their talent? Even though anyone can write about anything, it’s not everyone’s passion. Discovering where your passion and talent align could possibly be the most important detail of your success in life.
Writing Helps Offer Other Skills and Talents
Even though anyone can write, whether it’s a passion, a skill or a passion, one of the greatest things about it is it covers every subject. A woman who has worked for thirty years in teaching underprivileged children or a pastor devoted to his ministry often write books about such subjects. People often take a step further than simply working toward their passion. They write about it. In fact, writing about a subject that dips into your passion and life experience makes for a better experience from the reader. You can often tell if a person has experienced what they write based on their feelings, reactions or descriptions of the experience. It’s not a necessity, but definitely lends a helping hand.
You Can Never Learn Too Much
Bottom line is: the more you learn, you’ll find the less you know. If you are one of the lucky ones that has a natural talent in writing and creativity, honing it by learning more about writing or wherever your talent is will help grow it into a mastery. It’s a “level you start at,” not finish (Printmatic). Think of all the endless possibilities if we refined our talents with obtained skills. It’s a pivotal marriage in the element of accomplishment.
Printmatic. "The Difference Between Talent And Skill." PRINTMATIC NET. WordPress, 3 Apr. 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2016.
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