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The prelude to a spasmodic search of our inner self. A chronic necessity we face up on a daily basis without being aware of its origin nor the way to access it. Some might argue that honestly, we know the way to access it

In reality, the problem is: we do not have time to go through it, so days and years ends up in oblivion. What is important to emphasize, is that we believe we do know the way to achieve our satisfaction, but at the same time we believe that the problem is lack of time to attain this, then we are probably talking about a different story.

In fact, when it comes to our own satisfaction, lack of time cannot be a problem. What can exist is possibly a different problem and this is lack of knowledge. We don’t know our inner self and what can really lead us to pursuit happiness and satisfaction.

For a better understanding, it is necessary to discuss the topic more practically.

We all have potential. This is something that it is naturally part of all human being. We were all born with an extraordinary talent which makes a perfect distinction in comparison with others. I firmly believe that each person has a talent.

Contrary to popular belief, having a talent also means that we do need to work hard to develop it. However, what is really hard in the beginning is the way that leads us to a full awareness of our personal talent.

Nevertheless, at this stage it is crucial to focus on all the factors that impose barriers to our understanding or this personal talent.

What’s happening to the society of missing talent?

What do we talk about when we talk about talent?

It is not about recognizing talent, whatever the hell that is. I have never tried to go out and find someone who’s talented. First you work on fundamentals, and pretty soon you find out where things are going”

Robert Lansdorp in The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How, Daniel Coyle, 2009

It is not a random consideration the assumption that searching for our Ikigai might be a life-challenge. Clearly, it is crucial getting to know and acquire deep awareness of our inner selves. This awareness must also include our personal talent.


Ken Mogi author of a wonderful this book  Awakening Your Ikigai: How the Japanese Wake Up to Joy and Purpose Every Day, explains the five existing pillar of Ikigai. In order to understand what is around the search of our personal talent, we are going to mention these pillar:

  • Start Smaller
  • Releasing yourself
  • Harmony and sustainability
  • The joy of small thing
  • Being in the here and now

The thing that must be highlighted here is that these pillars above wouldn’t have any sense if we hadn’t achieved a full awareness of our personal talent.

Why this?

Simply, because starting small things (start smaller) assumes that a person knows at least where to start. The point is that an individual who has decided to pursue something that considers to be his own talent, choosing to start from the small things to develop and improve his knowledge and skills, must necessarily start from a first point of Awareness.

John Garcia

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