Happiness is Within Reach: Are You Using Your Gifts to Build a Life of True Happiness?

by Monica Ricci
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Happiness is different for everyone, but one thing does remain the same. You must build a life on your gifts or talents to find true happiness. Talents are the gifts we all have inside us and are linked to our passion and purpose in life. So, what is your talent?

Gifts are one of the things that are common to every individual. When you are born, you become naturally inclined to certain things in this life. You love to do some things, and you have no issue doing them. Those are your gifts, and they are the elements of yourself that can give you true happiness. 

But your talents are not meant to be dormant. It is not only the key to your greatness. It is also the one thing that will set you apart from others in your circle. So what are the things you need to do about your gifts?

Find it:  What is your talent?

The first thing you need to do is to find your gift. What is your talent? Sometimes, talents spring up when you are a child. Then they vanish as you get older due to education, experiences, family, and so on. 

However, it is your responsibility to search within yourself and ask yourself what it is you enjoy doing. What do you settle back on when you feel at your lowest? In the same way, while digging to find your gifts, don’t be surprised if you find more than more. Some people are skilled in singing, dancing, writing, and speaking. That’s okay. Many people have more than one talent. 

Use your gift to find happiness and bring happiness to others.

After you find your gift, you have to use it. Your happiness is tied to your utilization of your gift. That might sound vague, especially if you already knew your gift but didn’t know how to use it. The best way to use it is to practice it. Just because you have talent does not mean you are perfect. It only means you would have a unique touch to it, learn it faster than anyone else, and love it. 

In that case, if you love to sing, take time out to sing. Sing for your friends and family. Let people know you sing. Take singing classes. Audition for broadway shows. That way, you can get noticed for your gifts. 

Acknowledge it

The third thing to do is accept that you have those gifts. When people appreciate the presence of those talents in you, the best thing you can do is to receive them. One of the most common things that happen – which is very sad to admit – is that people tend to throw back compliments. 

You can’t find true happiness if you don’t allow yourself to enjoy your gift. So if someone tells you that you have a great voice, most people say; Oh, this voice that sounds like a Frog’s? or I am not as great. Other things people say include Stop flattering me. Rather than all these returns, say ‘thank you.’ 

Receiving and acknowledging your gifts is also a great way to get better at them and use them to inspire another person.

If you are a parent, your happiness is tied to your child’s ability to find their gift.

Finally, note that if you are a parent, it is easy to be focused on other things and not pay attention to your child’s gifts. That is why you need to take the time to study your children. Observe what it is they love to do and take account of these things as little as possible. This can help make your child’s journey easier and help them find their purpose faster. Helping your children find their happiness is rewarding and will also increase your happiness.

The Takeaway: Building a life of true happiness.

Finding your gifts is the first step to using them. How could you use your gift if you don’t know what it is? You don’t have to be stuck with one gift. Most people are multi-talented. Note that the presence of the gift is not a guarantee of its perfection. Training is still essential. 

It is not only about using your gift. Happiness is also tied to serving others. If you have the chance, teach other people what you can. It is easy to think everyone finds something easy just because you do. However, some people might struggle with what you find easy to do. Help someone out. That’s another way to use your gifts. 

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