You've Got "IT" Part 2 - Discover "IT"

Welcome back to the “IT” series!

This “IT” series began as I wondered how a Valedictorian soared to the top. Excelling in academics & football led him to Yale. Apparently, he’s got “IT.”

In Part 1, most of his success I attributed to his inner “IT”:  Drive, Determination, Dedication, Discipline, Motivation, Ambition, Persistence, Resilience, Faith, Focus, Passion, Confidence, and Courage. But, there’s more…

Our inner “IT” needs a TARGET: Talents/Gifts, Dreams/Goals       

I DISCOVERED my TARGET (talent) years after college. In school, professors consistently commented that my research papers were “well-written.” Yet, I never thought writing was my talent until I penned a short story for a teen magazine. They printed it exactly as I submitted it. Well, that was my “Ah-Ha” moment. Writing was my “IT.” That story evolved into my first novel: Imani in Young Love & Deception.

In hindsight, I’ve always loved words. I spent hours on crossword puzzles, Scrabble or any game involving - words. Writing in journals has been a passion since high school. But back then, I took my talent for granted.

But Miss Jackie, I don’t have a talent. Sure you do! You may not have DISCOVERED “IT” but you have at least one!

Clues to DISCOVERING Your TALENT (a natural or acquired ability):

* It’s so easy for you that you take it for granted

* It brings you peace, joy, happiness

* It is constantly on your mind

* It consumes you and time flies when you’re doing it

* You consider it a hobby or no big deal

* You would do it for free

* Others compliment you on it

* It energizes you…

More TARGETS: Dreams or Goals

Where do you want your “IT” (talent) to take you? What school? What career? What lifestyle? What city? What country? What?  More on this in Part 3 – Develop “IT” (Aug. 23rd). Encouraging words: With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” - Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

(If you missed any part of this series, please go to the home page and click on the Fan Club tab then Blog).

Fan Club Members, you can log-in & respond to this blog. I’d love to hear from you! Not a Member? Create a new account on the home page.

Best wishes,

Author Jackie