Let’s discover our talents

Theodore Roosevelt - American statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, and writer, who served as the 26th president of the United States

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Carl Jung - Swiss psychiatrist

What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies the key to your earthly pursuits.

John C. Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor

Find your vision, and let it guide you in all that you do. If you lack vision, look inside yourself. Draw on your natural gifts and desires.

Leo Buscaglia - American author and motivational speaker

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Albert Schweitzer - Alsatian polymath, theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician 

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Paulo Coelho - Brazilian lyricist and novelist

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

Ernest Holmes - American New Thought writer, teacher, and leader

Where the mind goes energy flows.

Tom Rath - American consultant on employee engagement, strengths, and wellbeing, and author

When we're able to put most of our energy into developing our natural talents, extraordinary room for growth exists. So, a revision to the "You-can-be-anything-you-want-to-be" maxim might be more accurate: You cannot be anything you want to be—but you can be a lot more of who you already are.

Tom Rath - American consultant on employee engagement, strengths, and wellbeing, and author

Talent (a natural way of thinking, feeling, or behaving) × Investment (time spent practicing, developing your skills, and building your knowledge base) = Strength (the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance)

Gay Hendricks - Psychologist, writer, and teacher in the field of personal growth, relationships, and body intelligence

The goal in life is not to attain some imaginary ideal; it is to find and fully use our own gifts.

Jesus - Religious leader

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.

Viktor Frankl - Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor

So live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!

Martin Elias Pete Seligman - American psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books. Seligman is a strong promoter within the scientific community of his theories of positive psychology and of well-being

The good life is using your signature strengths every day to produce authentic happiness and abundant gratification.

Mary-Elaine Jacobsen - Former Chief Psychologist for the Amherst Wilder Foundation, a highly-regarded organization with programs for behavior-disordered children, therapeutic foster care, home and school counseling, and child psychiatry

To fully express the true self is at best a calculated risk.

Gay Hendricks - Psychologist, writer, and teacher in the field of personal growth, relationships, and body intelligence

The goal in life is not to attain some imaginary ideal; it is to find and fully use our own gifts.

Russell Simmons - American entrepreneur, record executive, writer, and film producer

The key ingredient to any kind of happiness or success is to never give less than your best.

Michael Bernard Beckwith - New Thought minister, author, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Beverly Hills, California, a New Thought church with a congregation estimated in excess of 8,000 members

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Matthew Kelly - One of the great thought leaders of our time. His enormous success as an author, speaker, and business consultant is the result of his comprehensive worldview which springs forth from the single idea that we are each here to become the-very-best-version-of-ourselves

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. The question I have for you at this part of our journey together is, “What is your genius?"

Ben Bergeron trains some of the world's fittest athletes. A former Ironman triathlete turned CrossFit Games competitor, Ben has coached athletes to six world championships

But talent without grit is just potential. Talent plus grit is unstoppable.

Daniel H. Pink - American author. He has written six books, four of them New York Times bestsellers. He was a host and a co-executive producer of the 2014 National Geographic Channel social science TV series Crowd Control. From 1995 to 1997, he was the chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore

People can have two different mindsets, she says. Those with a “fixed mindset” believe that their talents and abilities are carved in stone. Those with a “growth mindset” believe that their talents and abilities can be developed. Fixed mindsets see every encounter as a test of their worthiness. Growth mindsets see the same encounters as opportunities to improve.

Gay Hendricks - Psychologist, writer, and teacher in the field of personal growth, relationships, and body intelligence

The main reason intuition is so important is this: It is a clear sign that you are connecting with your inner spiritual guidance system. Intuition is a direct signal from your deepest self that you are navigating from your true center.