So, I was writing an article and I realized that the letters in “latent” are the same as in “talent” and I got really excited.
I know I’m not the first person to make such lexical discovery, but what I am is a person who was lucky enough to find her calling, turning latent qualities into talents that I make use of every single day. Because of that, I feel happy and fulfilled and love waking up to do what I do.
It inspired me to write this and encourage people to devote their existence to finding their talents. You could be the modern-day Elvis Presley, Roy Buchanan, Julia Child or Massimo Vignelli. Imagine what you could do if you were living up to your potential.
There is no magic recipe for discovering your talents, other than to try every single last thing out there until you find something you’re madly in love with. It took me eight years to finish college because I was picking and choosing classes from the catalogue until I found what I wanted to major in and do for the rest of my life (communications and music). Once you find that talent, take it and own it. There is no limit to what you can do.
I should add that you must surround yourself with like-minded people who lift you up, let you spread your wings and soar. This is essential.
If you’re three years into a major you’re unhappy with, don’t be afraid to start all over again. If you’re stuck in a 9-5 job you absolutely despise, what are you waiting for? The world is yours to devour.