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Inspirational Quotes to Help Identify Your Skills and Talent


Everybody has talent; it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is.

George Lucas

George Lucas hits the nail on the head. We all have a talent to offer the world! The main obstacle is actually identifying them. So start searching, think big, go back to your past, ask yourself questions and ask other people. Trusted family members and friends are usually a good source as they will support you in your search and hopefully be honest and realistic! They may have seen skills or talents in you that you have never considered an asset.


If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly, like a millionaire intent on going broke.

Brenda Francis

This quote is a personal favourite of mine and so important! Brenda Francis is so right, many of us possess the most amazing, original and wonderful talents, though we tend to keep them to ourselves. We don’t want to boast, we haven’t got time, it is not useful to anyone are all excuses that are continually being used, meanwhile these talents are being wasted! Get out there and share your talent, people are searching for you; people want to learn, self-improve and develop. From YOU!


Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

How can you develop your talent if you have no confidence in yourself or what you are doing? Worse still how can anyone else benefit from your talent if you don’t have the self-confidence to share it? We all can’t be experts in everything however you can be good enough to share your skills with others. By using your talents wisely you can help others and develop yourself at the same time. There is plenty of space for us all in the skills marketplace, be brave, you are good enough – get out there! No matter what level your at - develop your skills profile, someone is looking for your skills right now!


As tools become rusty, so does the mind; a garden uncared for soon becomes smothered in weeds; a talent neglected withers and dies.

Ethel R. Page

Please don’t neglect your talents; the world craves new knowledge, new skills, new ways of thinking and creating. Identify your talents and work on them. You may not be good enough at this exact moment but remember a talent needs to be perfected, practiced and developed if it is to reach its true potential! By investing time in your talents or skills profile - you are making a great start on your goals. It does not matter if your goals are to be self employed, to find work or to just become better at these skills - it all starts with the first step. One of the most common complaints today is 'I do not have the time to do this', your wrong - all it takes is your focus and commitment and you can do it.  You don't have a skills profile? Create one today, just click here - it take minutes...step one done.


Learning is a lifetime process, but there comes a time when we must stop adding and start updating.

Robert Brault

We ‘learn something new every day’ apparently but it is important to pause and give time for reflection. It is tempting to continue learning new things all the time. But what about the skills and talents we already possess? Don’t disregard them for new acquisitions! Be prepared to revisit old skills and talents and update, up skill, refresh them! There is always something new to learn but be selective in what you choose to spend your energy on; we can only know so much that will actually be useful to us.


When the student is ready, the master appears.

Buddhist Proverb

It is your time to appear, once you have spent time working on and developing your talent, consider sharing it with others. Students of all shapes, sizes, abilities and needs are waiting all around the world for you. Time to come out and shine! What is stopping you - there is no reason for not starting now, apart from finishing this post!  Seriously, today is better than not wait.


Your earning ability today is largely dependent upon your knowledge, skill and your ability to combine that knowledge and skill in such a way that you contribute value for which customers are going to pay.

Brian Tracy

It is all well and good sharing your wonderful talents with others, but you have to stop and think – what’s in it for you? Many people neglect their talents and allow them to fall by the wayside because they get fed up GIVING all the time. However have you ever considered using your skills and talents to your advantage and actually receiving something for all your hard work? Why not combine your knowledge and skill and show potential customers your true value – people are willing to pay for your expertise, if YOU are willing to get out there and share it!


So some inspirational sayings - next step is to create your skill profile and offer what you have gained already through experience, life and lessons. Improve as you go along...everyone starts from somewhere.  What is your favourite quote? How does it inspire you to be more than you are today?

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