TALENT IS NEVER ENOUGH

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A PRESENTATION AT MICA ABUJA
ANNUAL RETREAT 1430 A.H,
BY
ARC. MUFADIL O. BAKARE
TALENT IS NEVER
ENOUGH
BY
JOHN C. MAXWELL
TALENT?
1. endowment: natural abilities or
qualities.
2. a person who possesses unusual
innate ability in some field or
activity.
 It points you out at the beginning
 It is a God-given gift
INTRODUCTION
1.0 WHEN TALENT ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH
 Obafemi awolowo
 Onagoruwa
 Arc. Ovredjo
 Ustaz AbdulMalik Nurudeen
2.0 DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
 a. EVERYONE HAS A TALENT
It does not matter how you feel about yourself, or whether you
had previously achieved success.You definitely have Talent and you
can develop it.
 b. Develop your given Talent not the Desired one. The
20% principle of growth
 c. Anyone Can Make choices That Will Add Value to
KEY CHOICES
Talent. THE
YOU MAKE,
APART FROM THE NATURAL TALENT YOU ALREADY HAVE
, WILL SET YOU APART FROM OTHERS WHO HAVE TALENT
ALONE.
3.0
YOU CAN DO IT!
 MUHAMMAD
 BILAAL
 DREAM TEAM 4, 1996 OLYMPICS
 GEORGE OPONG WEAH
 OBAMA BARACK
YOU – Have to make Choices, every choice you make
makes You.
 Choice about Marriage, Education, Leisure, Pleasure ,
Accommodation, etc. Most importantly, who will you
become in life and where will you be for ETERNITY?
TALENT + RIGHT CHOICES
 “ You have brain in your head
 You have feet in your shoes
 You can steer yourself
 Any direction you choose”
 Talent + Right choices =
A talent-Plus Person
A talent- Plus Person must discover, adapt adopt and live with the following 13 Key
choices:
 1. BELIEF LIFTS YOUR TALENT.
 2. PASSION ENERGIZES YOUR TALENT.
 3. INITIATIVE ACTIVATES YOUR TALENT
 4. FOCUS DIRECTS YOUR TALENT
 5. PREPARATION POSITIONS YOUR TALENT
 6. PRACTICE SHARPENS YOUR TALENT
 7. PERSEVERANCE SUSTAINS YOUR TALENT
 8. COURAGE TESTS YOUR TALENT
 9. TEACHABILITY EXPANDS YOUR TALENT
 10.CHARACTER PROTECTS YOUR TALENT
 11. RELATIONSHIPS INFLUENCE YOUR TALENT
 12. RESPONSIBILITY STRENGTHENS YOUR TALENT
 13. TEAMWORK MULTIPLIESYOUR TALENT
BELIEF LIFTS YOUR TALENT
 Wa man youmin biLlah yahdi qalbah
 Aaminul biLlah wa rasulih, yutiikum kiflain min rahmatih
 Belief in your Potentials “ The difference between what
we do and what we are capable of doing can solve the world’s
problems” Ghandi
 Belief in Your Mission – It will empower you, it will
propel you. And it will encourage you. Arc. Frank Lloyd
Wright noted “ the thing always happens that you really
believe in; and the belief in a thing make it happen. Example
restoration of Abuja Masterplan- El Rufai. Prof and Exam
WRITE A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF
YOURSELF
WHAT ARE 5 TOP TALENTS? GET HELP IF
YOU DONT KNOW, READ BOOKS, ASK
FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES AND FAMILY
LIST 3 ACTIVITIES YOU ARE MOST
PASSIONATE ABOUT
EXERCISE 1
What is the greatest
threat to your talent? Lack
of resources? Training?
Opportunity?
It is Lack of
Character!
Components of Character
 Self discipline – the ability to do what is right even when
you don’t feel like doing it. Greek philosopher Plato said
“The first and best victory is to conquer self ”
 Core values – the principles we live by everyday. They
define what we believe and how we live. Ideally we should
write out our core values so that they become a clear beacon
we can always use to guide us
• A sense of identity – who am I?
• “No one can for any considerable time wear one face to
himself and another to the multitude without finally getting
bewildered s to which is the true one” – Nathaniel
Hawthorne
• No matter how hard you try, you cannot consistently behave
in a way that is inconsistent with how you see yourself
• Integrity – alignment of values, thoughts, feelings and
actions.
• In his book American Scandal, Pat Williams tells the story of
Mahatma Ghandi’s trip to England before Parliament. The
british government had opposed Indian independence, and
Ghandi, one of its most vocal proponents, had often been
arrested, threatened, and jailed as a result
 Ghandi spoke eloquently and passionately for nearly two
hours, after which the packed hall gave him a standing
ovation.
 Afterward a reporter asked Ghandi’s assistant, Mahadev
Desai, how the Indian statesman had been able to deliver
such a speech without any notes
 “You don’t understand Ghandi,” Desai responded. “You see,
what he thinks is what he feels. What he feels is what he says.
What he says is what he does. What Ghandi feels, what he
thinks, what he says, and what he does are all the same. He
does not need notes.”
 Do you know there are many people with less talent who go
the farthest because they care more about character and
integrity and all the other positive life traits that support that
talent.
 It comes down to commitment to your talent. Developing it
means caring enough about it to make right decisions in all
the areas of your life so your talent isn't sidetracked or put on
hold.
 Reflect on who you are for some minutes. What are your
core values?
 Write it on the piece of paper provided
 What is it that thing you are so passionate and talented in,
you consider it a natural gift?
 What have you done to develop this area of gifting.
WA BILLAHI
TAOFEEQ.
oKAM MIN FIATIN
QALILLATIN, GALABATIN
KATHEERATIN BI ITHNI LLAH.

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