We all have something that makes us unique and special. However, to make the most out of these, we have to identify them, nurture them, and allow them to grow.
But, how do you identify what makes you special?
What sort of things can you do to make them stand out if you aren’t sure what makes you special? In this article, I'm going to guide you through several things you can do to help you identify what makes you special.
Make a List of What You’re Good at Doing
The first step is to see what you already know you’re good. This will help to give you some guidance and let you see where you already excel.
These items can include hobbies, sports, communication, etc. It’s important that you are open and honest in the construction of this list, as holding back or exaggerating about what you’re good at won’t get you very far and doesn’t hurt anyone but yourself.
Try New Things
Once you’ve completed your list, it will help guide you in a general direction for what you may be good at, but what about those things you haven’t tried? Maybe you already know you’re really good at sports, but what truly makes you special is how you are able to work so easily with all your teammates. It’s important to explore new things in the process of determining what makes you special.
Ask Those Close to You
Sometimes you need an outside perspective to really pinpoint what your good traits are and what makes you special. They are able to give you a less bias view, allowing you get a better sense of what makes you special.
The people you ask about this should be trustworthy and honest. You want to be sure that they will give you an honest and objective answer; otherwise, they’re only wasting your time.
Narrowing Down the List
In order to find what truly makes you special, rather than just what you’re good at, there’s a few questions you need to ask about each item on your list to help you narrow it down.
Of each item on your list, ask yourself: am I merely skilled at this, or does it make me special? You should ask yourself what, on the list, helps you do the most good?
If you are skilled at communication, for instance, you might find there are more opportunities to do good with that than say, a sport you’re good at, making it more likely to be what makes you special.
The most important question to ask, though, is do you bring something unique to the table with this skill? Is there something about how you do it that makes you a commodity? Answering this honestly will help point you in the right direction to determining what makes you special.
Everyone has something that makes them unique and special, some skill or talent that brings something unique to the table. Determining what it is that makes you special is crucial to your making the most of your skill and using it in a way that will bring the most good to the world.
It may take quite a bit of time and effort to determine what it is that makes you special, but it is crucial in determining where you can bring a unique set of skills and talents to the table, making you special.
I hope this helps you to identify what it is that makes you special, so you can go further and do more good in the world.