"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;
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.