Napoleon Hill Once wrote that the key to success in America is for you to “Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living at it.”
There are eight ways for you to identify and determine your special Talent or Talents and what you are uniquely suited to do. Here they are:
First, you will always be the best and happiest at something that you love to do it. If you could afford to do it, you would do it without pay. It brings out the very best in you and you get a tremendous amount of satisfaction and enjoyment when you are engaged in that particular work.
Second, you do it well. You seem to have a natural ability to perform in this area.
Third, this Talent has been responsible for most of your success and happiness in life, up until now. From an early age, it has been something that you have enjoyed doing and has brought you the greatest rewards and compliments from other people.
Fourth, it is something that was easy for you to learn and easy to do. In fact, it was so easy to learn that you’ve actually forgotten when and how you learned it. You just found yourself doing it easily and well one day.
Fifth, it holds your attention. It absorbs you and fascinates you. You like to think about it, read about it, talk about it, and find out more about it. It seems to attract you like a moth to a flame.
Sixth, you love to learn about it and become better at it all your life. You have a deep in a desire to really Excel in this particular area.
Seventh, when you do it, time stands still. You can often work in your area of special Talent for long periods without eating or sleeping, hour after hour, because you get so involved in it.
And eighth, You really admire and respect other people who are good at what you are most suited to do. You want to be like them and be around them and emulate them in every way.
If the above descriptions apply to anything that you are doing right now or anything you have done in the past, they can lead you into what you were uniquely put on this earth to do, to your “heart’s desire.”
Your Natural Talents are inborn and easy to develop. They are programmed into your subconscious mind. They are what you were put on this earth to do. Your job is to discover your area of Natural Talent and ability and then develop it throughout your life.
Many skills are complementary. They are dependent on each other. This means that you must have one skill at a certain level in order to use your other skills at a higher level. Sometimes you have to learn and develop skills that you do not particularly love and enjoy. But this is the price you pay to be able to achieve excellence in your chosen field.