What are your hidden talents?

Comments (5) Personal Development

I’ve been going in and out of a terrible fever since this morn, but am feeling better right now (9pm).
I had to skip KL Fashion Week, but forced myself through two meetings.
Right after those meetings, i bumped into two people very randomly at Fat Spoon.
One a friend, and one a stranger.

The friend and i shared an incredibly similar story today.
Except that she was on the other side of the fence,
so we both learnt from each other what it felt like being the other person.
I go to Fat Spoon all the freaking time, and don’t think i’ve seen her there, ever.
It’s like just when i needed her, she was there.

When i was outside having a smoke (i swear i’m trying to quit again in July), i overhead a guy ask a girl: “What are you hidden talents?”
And she replied, “I have none.”

I felt a surge of indignation rise within me.
Usually i’d feel like saying something, but feel shy/afraid, and decide not to.
But i’ve been trying to let go of my fear recently (how people think of me, whether i’m making the right choice) and just trust that what i feel THEN is the right thing.

So i turned around and blurted out, “Can i interject?”
And the guy said, “Please do.”
I swivelled my attention to the girl and said, “You can’t say you don’t have any hidden talents. Everyone has them. You need to be confident in yourself, fight through that fear and ask yourself, ‘what do i enjoy doing? what am i good at that already comes natural to me, or my friends and family say i do well?’ You need to sit alone and think about those questions.”

The guy then asked me, “So what are your hidden talents?”
I thought about my blog… and how i connect with people and said, “Reaching out to people.”
He aptly replied, “As you’ve obviously just shown.”

They said thanks, but really, i have them to thank for too.
Because of them, i thought to myself, “What ARE my hidden talents?”
Once i know what they are, then i can use them to lead me on how to live my life.

So far i’ve come up with: reaching out to people, inspiring people, and spreading joy.
If you think i have something else within me, feel free to tell me 😀

So a good question for you to ponder on today…

What are YOUR hidden talents?

 

 

5 Responses to What are your hidden talents?

  1. Lea says:

    Reading this made me tear. I wish people reached out more often. Kudos on reaching out, Joyce.

  2. Ellyn says:

    Another of your hidden talent: MOTIVATOR. You should be a speaker for young girls, you know. :p

    Thank you for your question too. I come to realize that MY hidden talents are talking sense to people (helping people see two sides of a story), people reading (I am good at picking up people’s traits by watching them). 😀

  3. Vy says:

    Hmm…I think mine is good listener…

  4. Michelle L. says:

    Well done! :)
    As for me, well I think I inspire people. Not in a majorly big Mandela-sort of way, but in simpler ways when it comes to being positive, through my blog and lifestyle.

  5. Louis says:

    I…..don’t really think that is what a “hidden talent” is. What you’ve clearly described is an actual talent, that isn’t hidden from the world. I do believe some people have no hidden talents, simply because they don’t hide those talents. They’re just called…talents.

    Had the question been “do you have any talents?”, it would’ve been a different story altogether.

    I, for instance, believe my hidden talent is my ability to grow very long toe hairs.

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