14 Reasons you are not using your talent(s) and How to Start Using it
I believe this will be an interesting topic to stay on. Why am I not using my talents? how can I identify my natural talents? Some ask what are my gifts and talents? I will be answering you the question on why you are not answering your talent. A lot of youngsters today have been ineffective in the society because of this. Some have been wondering whether they even have talents at all. Some say they have been cheated by nature. Some blame their parents for not bringing them up in a better environment where they could discover their talents. Some have questioned God through prayers. Some have even concluded that they are talent-less.
I want to tell you this. You have talents in you. It is only left for you to discover it. Some have discovered it but do not know why they are not using it. I will be running it down why you may not be using you talent(s). As for me, I have discovered mine, and I am using them.
Why you are not using your talent
- You lack motivation
- You think it is not useful or needed by others
- You think God is a cheat
- You are neglecting your talent
- You are lazy to use your talent
- You overestimate other’s talent more than yours
- You are afraid to use it
- Because you want to keep a low profile of yourself
- Because of inferiority complex and low self-esteem
- You procrastinate and give lots of excuses
- You are too occupied
- You are waiting for someone to point at you.
- You don’t just want to use it
Let’s see in details
You lack Motivation
A lot of young ones today are always waiting for someone to motivate and move them to use their talents, if this is your case, then you are wasting time and chances.
You think your talent is not useful or needed by others
A poor mentality will produce poor results in all. When you have the mindset that nobody will be interested in what you have, then you have so much condemn your potentials that you begin to think the thoughts of others.
You think God is a cheat
Some students and youngsters think that God has cheated them by giving them stuffs that are irrelevant. They ask God why he wants to reap where He has not sowed.
You are neglecting your talent(s)
When you compare your talents with others, you may neglect your talent. You think it is insignificant.
You are lazy to use your talent(s)
Laziness as they say is the soul of business. These are people who are just where they are. They care not using their talents. Today they remain at the same place, tomorrow, same place. No leave, no transfer. They never practice, rehearse but rather complain. They are killed with laziness.
You overestimate your Talent more than yours
A lot of students have failed in this area. You promote others talent and demote their own. You feel other are the best, original and perfect than theirs.
You are afraid to use it
Fear is torments. It is a killer of talent. Some persons are reservoirs of talents, but fear of men, fear of what people say, fear of poor performances can make you not use your talent.
Because you want to keep a low profile of yourself
I do not want to be noticed. I prefer staying on my own. I don’t want anybody to know me. Let me just be myself. Hmmm… do not call me oo. I don’t want people to say I am proud. This can be the reason why you are not using your talents.
Because of inferiority complex and low self-esteem
When you feel low of yourself and incapable to do things even the things you know you can do, then you have inferiority complex. In fact, this is the main reason why you have failed to use your talent. Even when they know what they can do, they shy away from it. Some persons can draw, but inferiority complex make you shake when doing it. Some have that of speaking in the public, but because they have failed to properly boost their self-confident and let of low self-esteem, they begin to sweat. Increased rate of heart-beat, shaking of the hands and the whole body, which can make you stammer. I understand how you are feeling now. This has affected much young people. But let me ask you this: When will you stop feeling inferior and start building yourself up?
I will sing tomorrow. I will paint next tomorrow. I was about to speak at the seminar, but I had laptop issues so I decided to go to the market. My aunty just visited me. So right now, I cannot come for the training. I broke legs, maybe I will not make it to the match. This is very bad. Stop procrastinating and act once.
You are too busy
Some people are just too busy body. They are busy that they leave the essential to achieve the non-essentials. They are so much occupied. When you occupy yourself with school, work, family, it may be difficult to discover your talents. Some who thought they do not have talents did so because they were so much occupied with lots of activities.
You are waiting for someone to point at you
Most people are like that. They are always waiting for someone to point at them before they act. If you keep on with this, you will end up not using your talents.
Some people are not happy you have talents. So why wait for someone to point at you. The more you keep waiting, the more you keep it dormant.
You do not want to use it
This category of people are those who are just careless. They are hard-hearted thinking it will pain someone else. They feel, after all, whether they use it or not, it does not affect another. If you are I this category, then it may be one of the reasons you are not using your talents.
My advice if you want to Use Your Talents
It is one thing to discover your talent. It is another to use it. There are list of skills you can try out to know whether you are good in them. Sometimes testing your ability on some of these skills can help you discover you talents. Remember that a man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great me. It may not actually be what you are studying in the school. That is why I made it clear that school activities can even contribute to making you not use your talents (Too Busy).
Some of the skills to help you discover your talents
- Guitar skill acquisition
- Phone booth business
- Phone and laptop services
- Keyboard skill acquisition
- Electrical engineering services
- Decorating services
- Graphics and computer/electronics services
- Cyber services
- Saxophone or trumpet acquisition
If you think you have not discovered your own, you can try out the above skill. Who knows where your strength lies. It may take some years to discover their own. Some months, some weeks. Some may never discover it even after death. Dear reader, it is important to know that you must not be like others. You may find one thing interesting and easy to do and others find it difficult. This can be your talent. So many graduates today are eating from their talents. Some leave engineering and are living well. Some do blogging to earn a living. Some talk to get money. Some through Saxophone, trumpet and keyboard they are living well. Some are just computer gurus. Remember that poor mentality kills.
When you see a guy always on a PC, do not think he is a “Yahoo Yahoo”.
He may be actually doing something meaningful. Be proud of what you can offer. Do not let anyone look down on your skills and talents. If a person is better than you in mental potential; you may be better than the person in your skills and talents.