If you are looking for a super easy way for talent development I am here to show you some proven methods. Developing your talent should not be that difficult if you’re determined and could follow a simple, proven method Just like an athlete champion are not made in the ring but in the gym. Your talent is like a muscle the more you use and exercise it the more it gives you.
I call this way easy because they are the method not far fetched. They include the following
1-Appreciate your talent- Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17-18
NIV. Talent development becomes easier if you value and appreciate it as a gift from God that is important both to the giver and you the receiver. You seldom give attention to something that is valueless. But, valuables like gold, personal will, certificate, and important documents are kept in the bank vault because we appreciate their value. The guy who received one talent was sharply taken to task because he neglected to appreciate and develop the gift committed to him.Mattew: 24-25.
2-Concentrate on your winning edge. The easiest thing to become in life is to be you. Your talent will develop if you do not look at the superiority of other people’s talent, but focus your attention on well to do area while you do not look down on yourself on your not too good areas. If you are busy improving on what you are good for you’ll become better by the day. You will agree with the saying that practice builds stark. Talent development required concentrated effort to birth the desired result.
3-Collaborate with others Developing your talent and skills may depend on the purpose and the power of other gifts. You may not be capable of going solo. For example, an author needs a good publisher to showcase his natural endowment. A singer needs a serious record label to announce his gift to the universe. A keyboardist, the drummer must synergize with a vocalist to bring out individual talents. Look out for people and situations that you can exercise your talent to bring out the best in you. Jesus didn’t go solo to accomplish his ministry, he collaborated with the disciples.
4-Invest in your talent Act 18:26. Talents are potential that must be unearthed and polish like gold to bring out its beauty and worth.
I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 6 For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 2 Tim 1:5-NIV. Timothy’s mother, grandmother had laid the foundation couple with laying hands of Paul. But the major work has to be done by Timothy, that is fan into flame the latent gift in him. The Apostle gave him the recipe to do this. First, he has to be bold, second depend on the Holy Spirit, demonstrate Holy living among gentiles and third be self-disciplined. Any talent that will not be lost in the crowd must be worked upon. Paul reinstated this in 2 Timothy 2:15. This you can do by going to school, attend seminar and training, buying books and video so you can leverage on the success story of those who had gone ahead of you.
5- Start now! By all means start now, anyhow, by any means, and at all time make use of your gift. A talent that will develop must be used. We know by doing. Most times you don’t even know you are gifted in a particular area until you start experimenting in that field. As a youth, any opportunity you are given to serve is an opportunity to either discover a new area of competence or sharpen your already known ability. Your talent developed when you serve. The Bible has this to say when it comes to ta says you become more productive when you serve your world and gladdens God’s heart when you use your talent.
6-Move from your comfort zone- Doing new things, experiment with new ideas, do something out of your familiar terrain is another way to develop your talent. Experience has proved that when some people are given different assignment from the one they are originally known for they do perform well. Doing new thing not only reveal a new area of competence but improve the already know area. You cannot discover other skills if you do not develop your current talent.
7-Set goal Talent development requires you set a realistic goal. When you set a goal you are indirectly compelling yourself to pursue it to fruition whether it is convenient or not. Your current area of competitive advantage and what level you are aspiring to be is dependent on your goal setting. This becomes your driving force. You will agree with me that he who aims at nothing hits at nothing. This helps you evaluate your progress, challenge and seek counsel where and when necessary.
8- Choose a mentor Talents development will become a hard work without an example to follow. The best in Apollo’s was brought out through the mentorship of Aquila and Priscilla. In Acts of the Apostle 18:26. Apollo was willing to learn new things through training. Though he was zealous with the one he knew but could not reach his full potential. Timothy followed Paul’s mentoring so well that he could be left at Crete to continue the job started by Paul. Talent development dictates you pattern your talent after someone who is already at the top of the ladder while you retain your uniqueness and identity. You can meet with them personally or contact them through their books, tapes, and training. Though you are not competing with your mentor and his success is not the yardstick for judging yourself, but you could duplicate what he did to succeed and learn from his mistake as you learn the rope to stardom.
Talent development is more important than talent discovery. It should, however, be noted that developed talent would not be achieved overnight. It takes gradual process. In talent development strategy consistency and patience are the names of the game. Having learned about a super easy way to develop your talent you should realize no one will do it for you and the earlier you start the better.
*Which of the listed point is most appealing to you?
*Which do you find difficult to implement and why?
*What practical steps will you take now to develop your talent?
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Author: Joseph Akinrinola
Joseph Akinrinola is a Pastor, Sunday school management coach, author, blogger, and a motivational speaker.
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