How to Unlock Your Natural Gifts to Achieve Your Big Dreams

5 Ways You Can Discover Your Innate Talents and Abilities

Neel Raman
6 min readNov 15, 2022

To achieve your big dreams in life, the fastest way is to learn how to unlock your natural gifts.

You have innate talents and abilities that make you unique. When you tap into that uniqueness, you will excel at what you’re naturally good at and achieve what you want a lot easier.

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What Are Your Natural Gifts?

Your natural gifts are:

  • Things you do effortlessly, that you may often downplay.
  • Talents or abilities you were born with.
  • Things you love doing.
  • Things that make you feel alive when you’re doing them.
  • The things you prefer to do most of the time.

When you discover what your natural gifts are, you will discover clues to your greatness, which you’re meant to share with others.

What Does It Mean to Unlock Your Natural Gifts?

To unlock your natural gifts means to:

  • Have a high level of self-awareness.
  • Express or share them with others.
  • Follow what you’re good at and do the best you can.
  • Be true to yourself and not deny what makes you unique.
  • Build on your strengths and develop better disciplines.
  • Have the courage to be yourself.

Once you unlock your natural gifts, you will find you have hidden talent that were there all along, waiting for you to discover them. When you know what they are, you won’t want to ever not use them to your advantage.

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Why is It Valuable to Unlock Your Natural Gifts?

It’s valuable to unlock your natural gifts because:

  • You will experience more positive emotions doing things that bring you deeper levels of joy.
  • You will live a life that’s aligned with who you truly are.
  • You will enjoy living a life where you can express your natural abilities.
  • You will feel inspired to pursue your dreams.
  • You will have the freedom to live how you want.
  • You will achieve success that’s meaningful.
  • Your life will change in a positive way.

What Prevents People from Unlocking Their Natural Gifts?

People do not unlock their natural gifts because:

  • They have not developed self-awareness.
  • They’re afraid to try new things.
  • They don’t believe they’ve been born with a special gift in life.
  • They’re afraid of failure or of how others may respond to them.
  • It’s more comfortable to stay where they are and not challenge themselves.
  • They may believe others won’t understand them.
  • They don’t know how to find their special gift or their natural talents.
  • They may even be scared to find out what their true gifts are and what it means.

The Benefits of Unlocking Your Natural Gifts

When you unlock your natural gifts, the benefits include:

  • You will make positive changes in your personal life.
  • You won’t live by other people’s rules anymore.
  • You will want to pursue things that matter to you.
  • You will make a bigger difference in the world.
  • You and others will get to know the real you.

5 Ways to Unlock Your Natural Gifts to Progress Faster to Your Big Dreams

Here are five ways to unlock your natural gifts and discover your innate talents and abilities, so you can progress faster to your big dreams.

1. Take an inventory of things you do well and easily

It’s normal to downplay things you do well because you may think others do them easily, too. However, that’s not the case.

You do certain things naturally well because that’s what makes you unique and special. Acknowledge them and appreciate the fact you have those gifts.

2. Recall what you loved to do as a child

When you were young, you didn’t have difficulty finding things you did well. Think of what you enjoyed doing as a child on a daily basis and why you did.

When you were doing things you enjoyed, recall whether you were alone or with others. When you were with others, how did you share your natural gifts?

3. Remember the major successes you’ve had in life and what caused them

You’ve had many successes in life. Some came easily, without a lot of effort, while other successes may have demanded a lot from you.

Identify which felt better and why. Remember the actions you took that caused you to bring forth your natural gifts.

4. Ask people you trust what they think your natural gifts are

If you don’t know what your gifts are, people you associate with often may know. These can be family members, friends, colleagues, mentors, or teachers.

Ask them what they believe your natural gifts are and how they have seen you expressing it.

5. Practice stillness and receive insights on your next steps

A powerful way to know more about yourself is to be quiet and go within. You can practice meditation or you can just contemplate.

The answers you’re looking for will come through as an insight, awareness, or even a memory. Those are clues to help you identify your natural gifts.

Final Thoughts

You have many gifts waiting to be uncovered and expressed in the world, which is part of your spiritual growth. To unlock your natural gifts will require you to decide you’re going to stop denying you have them.

When you acknowledge and use your natural gifts, you will better understand your true potential to achieve your big dreams.

Action Step: If you have a big dream and want to achieve it easier and faster, identify your natural gifts and how you can use them to achieve that dream.

Question: What are other steps you can take to unlock your natural gifts to achieve your big dreams?

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