Sunday, July 4, 2010
Discoveries, Honing and The Unknown
Hi guys .. I’m back and I’ll be blogging about talents today . So we all know we are good at something .. for some its drawing, singing, dancing, photography, acting .. it goes on and on. But then “what our TALENT is” is what eludes us.. for whatever the gift is to truly be a talent, we must be exceptionally good at it . But this is where we have a misconception.. we forget that this gift is like a diamond in the rough , like crude natural resources .. we expect it to be all “pretty and shinny” when we discover it .. But that is not how it works.. when a natural ability is discovered, it should be nurtured and honed.. worked-on ..only then will it be “pretty and shiny” and can truly be called a talent.
Loads of times, people pass through life without finding their talents.. this is sad and a waste of the gift God has bestowed upon them. These people may not necessarily be the ones to blame for not discovering their talents; because honestly, different generations/eras accept different things as talents . Photography became accepted as an actual talent just of recent .. I’m sure it was not so in our grandparents time .. most couldn’t afford cameras and could therefore not even have known if they’d be good at capturing the world through camera lens. Don’t even get me started on make-up . even some today scoff when I say i want to hone my make-up skills .. i just laugh at their ignorance .. i could bet their mouths would shut if they saw the pay cheques of make up artists; they’d probably take make-up classes as well.
At some point in our lives, we all sit and think “ what am i going to do with my life?” and the answer to that question certainly does not come easy .. and even when we conclude that we want to be doctors, lawyers, engineers etc , we discover that the path to achieving those things is full of hardship and sacrifices and of course as humans, we start to look for an easy way out.. a straight forward path . WAKE UP CALL there is no such thing ..nothing in life (well nothing good) comes easy.. even the easiest-seeming things are hard to come by . The only thing we can do to make our journeys through life more bearable is to do something we like/are good at.
Its just lucky that some peoples’ talents can be their sole source of income in this era ... take a look a Chris Rock.. If I were that funny, you probably wouldn’t be reading this article; Christiano Ronaldo, Paris Hilton(never been quite sure what her talent is ).. Victoria Beckham (singing definitely is not her talent.... but she IS rich and famous). If your talent puts you in this category of people( i.e. people with really well paying CAREERS), then praise God and do not rub it in the faces of those who are clueless as to what their talents are because #ThatMightGetYouSlapped.
You might think you are the only one that wakes up on some days and just questions the direction in which they are headed; fret not for you do not tread the path of the unknown alone. Here is something you should always think about when you really start getting worried: all those times you got into really big TROUBLE and you could have sworn that your life had ended all those times .. you have some how managed to move past those incidents and they are all just memories now and you are the wiser for them; things just seem to work themselves out as long as you take them one step at a time.
Don’t forget , if you are even remotely good at some thing, try improving your skills at whatever it is and it just might turn out to be your talent. If not #NaTohCrashBeDat.
Hope u enjoyed this article. Did it in a bit of a rush though *embarrassed* ; comments are very much welcome ^_^. X
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