Skill building is life-changing. That is a fact, not an opinion. Are you developing exceptional talent or simply staying the same?
You can learn how to use a wrench, create a formula in an Excel spreadsheet, or improve your mental outlook and focus. Any or all of those may alter your future outcomes.
Change is often about learning. You can change your attitude, change your focus, and change your future.
When people excel in a career field, an athletic endeavor, or even in self-management, it is because they’ve realized that learning creates more value.
The talent you build becomes your own personal masterpiece.
Have you ever wondered why someone speaks without a filter? On one hand they may be angry, or happy, or simply do not care. On the other hand, they may not realize how their actions, behaviors, or words influence others.
They need to build some of their essential skills. What some people call soft skills or real skills. They are essential and soft because they are hard to measure or test, and they are real because they are needed to survive in any social climate.
Exceptional talent is often observed as art.
The water color painter, the architect, or sculpture designer. All artists.
It is also true for the workplace leader, the innovation expert, and business strategist.
Don’t forget about the masterful work of the peacekeeper, the communicator, and the energizer.
All of this work, created by people, require real skills and the composure of art.
You’re going to need to be at the top of your game to standout.
Exceptional talent is built by learning more about what makes your work matter. It matters when it is observed by others as useful, valuable, or attractive.
Every skill you build is a contribution to your masterpiece.
If you stop studying and stop learning, your work of art stops too.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.