It’s essential for leaders to find their personal talents, which is defined as, “Special natural abilities”. Each person has been given a unique set of talents but in my observation not everyone has found them. It is important for leaders to find personal talents because finding your talents brings purpose into your life. This is because your purpose and unique talents are closely connected with each other.
I have found finding personal talents is a process. Finding them does not magically happen in a day but it happens over a period of time. It’s like a funnel. A funnel is broad at the top then as it goes down and becomes narrow until there is a small hole at the very bottom. The purpose of a funnel is to allow a person to easily pour a liquid into a small whole without spilling any of the contents.
There is a similar process when a person starts to find their talents. The funnel principle shares the evolving progression of finding personal talents: Finding your talents is a process. A person starts with a broad perspective of their talents. Then with focus and time they begin to have a clear perspective of their talents. Until they have fully found their unique talents.
I can’t say how long this process will take but know if you are being intentional about finding your talents then at some point you will have found them and be in your personal talent zone. If a leader is in their talent zone they are more productive and see better results. Greater things are accomplished when you have found your personal talents. After you have found your talents then the next step is to develop those areas and start working in them.
Question: What was the process you went through when finding your talents?