Talent vs skilled job

Natural Talent Vs Skilled Job -Choose

The general knowledge about life is everyone has to work to earn a living-bare in mind that there are some human that are perpetually lazy and would rather do nothing to survive. Then there is a common misconception where humans find it overly confusing what to do in life to achieve their set goals and objectives. Take it or leave it, we need to survive and to do this we have to do a job which either will come from our natural talent or from our skill sets. I need to crash this down to tiny little bits for better understanding.

Natural talent is not learnt, it simply comes naturally, it doesn’t often require training or education unless if you chose to further polish it until it glows in crystal colours, it is in-depth, you dream it, it is felt, you see it right in front of you, there’s this feeling of joy and fulfillment in talent, sometimes the finances might not come so soon from it like regular monthly salary jobs, but regardless of it, you still find peace in it and there’s greater recognition from it.

Skilled Job is the one acquired over years through series of education, training, skill acquisition, it makes you smarter, gives you monthly financial comfort, you might have passion for it and you might not, you are engaged in it because it pays your bills.

Questions have been asked by so many on figuring their life purpose, which career path to follow, means of survival. You have an option to choose. Once you know your talent, it give room for more options. Do you love your skilled work? You don’t need to search your mind before the answer comes up because you know it. it’s a yes or no. Do you love your talent? It’s same. Which one gives you more satisfaction? which one pays your bills more? which one can you keep doing for the rest of your life with a purpose and never get tried of?

One important thing to know is that your life purpose may not be in what you have skills for, it may not be in what gives you regular inflow of income, it may not even be in what you believe you know how to do very well- yes it may not be what you believe you should do or know how to do very well.

Your life purpose is in what gives you a sense of joy, fulfillment, love, everything in life comes with challenges so as your talent will come with challenges, you life purpose could even be in the regular job if it makes you happy.

What gives you purpose to live, to love, to continue? What gives you this sense of deep bliss, fulfillment? What gives you income to survive, to pay your bills?

I was once asked a question that what if my talent isn’t paying my bills like the regular skilled work, but I love my talent work much more, like it’s my life. My answer was ‘If you love your talent work and it’s not paying your bills yet, alternatively you have a job that pays your bills but you don’t love it enough, then rather choose your job BUT make it temporary and a solution to creating a foundation for your talent. Use the skilled work to generate income for the stability of your talent work, when the timeline is set to further no longer with the office job, you will know and all things will work out, you will have a better knowledge on how to navigate your challenges’

That’s my opinion! If you hate your job so much but have a treasure hidden somewhere, do you think you should exploit it regardless of it’s challenges?

Is it your talent or skilled job? Choose today and be happy!

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37 thoughts on “Natural Talent Vs Skilled Job -Choose”

  1. I have always thought it is important to have a job that you LOVE. Regardless of if it is the job that will pay the most. My talent is that I am a people person! I am outgoing, I remember people’s names and love to learn about others to build relationships. My skills are that I have a degree in Family Studies and my background is being an Early Childhood Teacher. Now, I “train” Early Childhood Professionals for a living. I took my talent and my skills, combined them to make a job that I LOVE going to 🙂

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  2. If you despise your job, it’s because it doesn’t agree with your personality somehow. It is better to explore something else. One can sharpen his talent and make a skilled job out of it. Some others would keep their less satisfying jobs and work on their talent on the side. The economic situation makes this necessary.

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  3. You are totally write, the economy has made taking the right step more challenging, but I also agree with your point on sharpening the talent and making a skilled job out of it. Thanks for all the good points you mentioned💞

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  4. In my opinion one should pursue the two simultaneously and use the skilled job to develop and polish the natural talent to become refined.

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  5. Great read! My son whom is almost 16 is struggling right now to decide. It is hard to think that what he picks now could be what is “stuck” doing. Weeding out the path is tough even for seasoned adults. We have told him he has time and does not have to do college until he is ready.

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  6. This is a GREAT post! I think your advice is good, to earn the pennies and pounds, with a view to saving a nest egg for you to pursue your passions. Passions and natural talents make life pop with excitement. Having survived three suicide attempts, what keeps me wanting to live is my dream to pursue my passions of writing, informing, inspiring, supporting and activitism. Gaining skills to help build a career which bores me will never work. Life is too short and precious to waste it. We are given talents for good reasons, they should be milked to oblivion 🙂 That’s my view X

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  7. Thia is good.
    My natural talents are is sports and I passed up on that in the 80’s.
    But I did go to college and received my engineering license.
    In the beginning I hated it because I didn’t know nothing. But I persevered and I come to enjoy it.
    I believe any job is a matter of attitude and not forgetting the main reason you’re there…to take care of your family.

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  8. Thanks for your input. I really admire your courage in pursuing your passion regardless of all odds. Your challenges makes you a stronger person who inspires me💞💝

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  9. Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s quite informative💕 I loved sports a lot too when I was younger, squash precisely, but unfortunately I didn’t push further, although it was interesting but not my major passion.

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  10. You are right Rob. I always hope in the end writing books and music supersedes my job in terms of finances so that I would never have to work for anyone again in my life💝

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