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Thelma's Got Talent! (LOL)





"This girl has got talent sha...!"

And that's the first thought I have everytime I watch the first scene in the first episode of Empire. Anyone who's watched Empire remembers that scene. The soulful bald headed singer. Dang, that's talent right there!

It got me thinking about talent. Talent; 
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    natural aptitude or skill.
    "he possesses more talent than any other player"

I've had a few friends and blog readers complain to me that they have no talents, no special skills that come naturally to them, no "gifts". Yet we're told that everyone has at least one. Some people are multi talented, take Beyonce for instance who's one of the greatest contemporary singers, a bad ass dancer and a badder ass song writer. Vanessa Williams who's great at both acting and singing.
       Actually I should bring it closer home, my friend's sister Nnenna. Sometimes I wonder how God created that one. This chica is one of the best hair braiders I know, she even braids her own hair, as in tiny braids, as in what we call one-million braids. She's one of the best cooks I know (no exaggeration). She's one of the most skillful makeup artists in the business. She's also an extremely talented tailor. And these are things that she's extremely great at, her natural abilities. There are other things she's also very good at. She's a bundle of amazing talents. 

I on the other hand, I sometimes wonder if I possess any. When I was much younger my writing was freaking amazing, like I would read what I wrote and be blown away! I also used to rap. I would write rap lyrics and when my brothers' friends visit, I would sit them down and give them performances and they would be so thrilled, they used to look forward to it! LOL. These days I'm not so sure what my talents are any more, if I've got any. I kinda believe I'm still yet to discover a few. 

It's no secret that talent is great yet some things trump talent; hardwork, skill and persistence for instance. But that's besides the point at the moment. 

So let's talk about you. What is/are your talent(s)? Have you always known about it or is it something you recently discovered? Do you put it to use; make money from it, or do you sometimes even forget you possess those natural abilities? I'm really curious to know the talent(s) of my readers, so please share. 





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  1. I don't know if I have one sef

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  2. None! I'm one of those those people who don't have any talent.

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  3. Lmao,I don't have any ohhhh. But I get jealous of my younger sis,my sister can service our I better pass my neighbour generator, yea right am.not exaggerating, she makes beads,very nice beads ohh,she creates things out of nothing, she makes bangle with the top of bathroom slippers,she makes hair,she is a designer, she already had the knowledge before mum told her to enrol in a fashion school to perfect her skills. But I noticed she is becoming lazy as she is growing, she just turned 20with al these talent,I get so jealous of her atimes, my mum thinks am a dumb ass for not having any skills. Am only good academically. God help me.

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  4. Don't get me wrong but don't you think you probably are too busy gazing in awe of your lil sister's 'talent' that you have forgotten to harness yours?
    Think about that.

    Maybe its just me Sha, I didn't have the privilege to get jealous of any of my 'siblings' that I just had to focus on mine.

    Talent is "Natural Aptitude or SKILL". I'm just not happy that anyone would just conclude he or she has 'no talent'.
    This is the mix up, most time, we think Talent is Natural Aptitude. True.
    But Talent is also a Skill.

    So if you grow knowing you haven't harnessed your "natural Aptitude' due to socioeconomic situations. Why not harness a Skill.
    You don't require a Natural Aptitude to acquire a Skill. Because it doesn't come easy doesn't make it an Obstacle, take the challenge.

    A very Vivid Example of Talent simplified is Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. One is a true example of Natural Aptitude and the Other is of Skill.
    They are both world class footballers ruling all others for the past 8years.

    If you still insist cos u cant really get the picture from what i've explained. This is it, So for the fact you can make ends meet everyday, the source of your End, just delve more into it. Invest your life into that 'source' and don't stop. Then you will see how people will regard you for that.
    Trust me, it can be anything... Literally ANYTHING at all.
    No shame.

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    1. I never said I spend my time gazing in awe Of her talent, I only said sometimes I get jealous, so that sometimes isn't an everyday thing. I get u other points but the truth is,we can't all b born with a talent or skill neither can we all have one but I will try ur opinion though.

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    2. The belief that 'we can't all be born with a talent or skill' is the problem. Solve that first.

      Quick one, Everybody perceives Kim K as 'talentless'. The fact she's made millions and impacted lives with her 'lack of talent' is the Talent.
      So please you can't really say she doesn't have talent right? Can you?

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    3. I regularly listen to one Sage like that... Lol

      He says
      'Nobody owes you anything, not even God...', But that 'you owe the world your existence'

      The first time I heard it... I was like wtf is this dude saying... 'Not even God'? Hian.

      After carefully thinking through it, he was actually speaking the truth...

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  5. I dont have any talent. Im good at everything tho. I play football well, I can write, I can do public talking, Iv got the ear and tongue (not the sound) for music. And many other small things. But I wont call any of them talent.

    Peace.

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    1. Well...I have the talent of just being awesome. *Wink

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  6. I believe everyone has talents and potentials.. It's all about discovering them.

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