Talent is a natural way of thinking, feeling, or behaving. You’ve probably seen this definition many times, and therefore you know that everyone has talents. Everyone! There is, for example, the talent to start acting on ideas quickly, to notice potential problems, to see connections between ideas, and many, many other ordinary skills that we don’t typically notice. At the same time, we may know that we lack many talents. And this is natural. There is nothing bad about it. However, you may ask the question – when is the lack of a talent a weakness? Read on to find out!
Raw talent is much more dangerous and visible than weakness. I used to find that statement provocative. Now that I understand what talents are, I agree with that message. It's against common beliefs and assumptions, yet I’ve found a lot of examples that confirm it. In this post, I describe why raw talents are dangerous and how to mature your talent.