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Essential Prerequisites of Talent: How to Develop Your Innate Creative Potential

Updated on May 3, 2013

What are your innate talents?

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Your creative potential and innate talents take many forms.

Have you ever watched someone who is really talented at what they do and wondered how they got to be so talented? How they manage to consistently perform well and rise above their peers? Why they have a level of confidence that allows them to spark others, or light up a room when they walk into it? How they make what they do look really easy, even if they are having a bad hair day?

Of course you have, but have you ever really considered what the essential prerequisites of talent really are? Maybe if you knew what they are, then you could use them to develop the talents that you have. The talents and great attributes that others see in you.

Chances are, that if you can believe, think and act like a winner, you will be a winner. The essential prerequisites of talent are also exactly the same for anything else in life that requires personal excellence. Needless to say that if you want to be at the top of your game, irrespective of what that game or vocation is, then firstly, you need to want that goal and secondly, you need to understand exactly what is required to raise your game high enough to reach such goals.

There is no magic formula, just a set of common sense factors, that every single talented person has learned and applies, possibly even takes for granted, every day throughout their game. The foundation block of developing the essential prerequisites of talent listed here, is your attitude. Having a positive attitude gives you the ability to achieve everything!

Below is a poem called 'Essential Prerequisites of Talent' by Pearldiver. Within the words of this poem are all the essential prerequisites of talent required to gain personal excellence. If you are serious about wanting to develop the real artist in the creative you, then you should appreciate the way that each of those essentials links to the others, to help gain overall, the goal that you are trying to achieve. Remember, that it doesn't matter WHAT you are trying to achieve, the essentials referred to below remain exactly the same. Please enjoy this unusual and creative way of learning the; 'Essential Prerequisites of Talent.'

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Throughout one whole rain cloud.

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Let me think he responded.

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Talent in the rain.

'Essential Prerequisites of Talent’

"What are the prerequisites of talent?"

I asked a busker playing guitar in the rain

“Well now let me think” he responded

Though he continued to practice his chords

And then for one complete rain cloud

He strummed and picked and thought

Without words, expression or pain

Then he stopped and firmly said to me

“Well, I’d like to answer your question

But I’d like to answer it this way.”

And looking me directly in the eyes

He just smiled and began to play

Oblivious to the cold, oblivious to the rain:


Always look at what you do well to find the special talent within.

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It takes a positive attitude.

“Well it takes a lot of belief

To actually see the special in you

And it takes a lot of courage

To never give up once you do

And it takes a lot of heart

To have the love to push on through

And then turn everything into habit

No matter what cynics say

Have faith to never betray who you are

Being positive, will blow them away”


And he was, the rain had stopped, blown away

I don’t think that the musician had noticed

Droplets continued to use his hair as if a ladder

Some climbing down, or free falling to the ground

Steamy heat rose in the grayness, surrounding great talent

Playing from the depths of a need to shine

Beyond perceived limitations of this cold, wet day


He played on, a new rift, new lyrics

Showing the relevance of having talent...


“And when it all looks like you’ve made it

Sit down and practice, then practice again

Aim to catch every dream that you pursue

Commitment makes for a stronger you

And you’ll need the power of endurance

You’ll need confidence to keep you sane

Because if you fear stormy days, like others do

Then you’ll never learn about success

There, within your rhythm, your focus

It comes to you there, it's formed

Your talent, your true creativity

You asked me what talent needs, for talent to be

Yet every artist feels it flowing through their veins

But I believe that talent can, be described simply

As that which shows your character at its best

Given to an audience blessed

And prepared to ignore the rain!”


* Words by Pearldiver *

Copyright © 2011 - 2013 Pearldiver nzpol with all rights reserved.

You are talented when your audience shines because of you.

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Did you find the whole 20 essential prerequisites of success?

There are a total of 20 essential prerequisites of talent - goal achievement - success. When you apply all 20 to the task of raising your game, you will find that those essential factors provide a viable formula for every personal growth initiative that you take on seriously. Of course it all starts and ends with you and only you can identify the things, the goals and essential personal prerequisites that you need to find, to gain the balance and happiness that you require in your life.

Copyright © 2011 - 2013 Pearldiver nzpol with all rights reserved.

Good luck with your search. If you have enjoyed this article by Pearldiver, please take the time to mark it below. Thank you for reading my works. Take care.

You are talented when you can light the lives of others.

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You know that you are talented when you see blue sky in the rain.

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      Rob Welsh 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Doug, cheers for taking the time and your positive support. I must research Kinski, he sounds as though he is well worth watching. I believe from an acting perspective, this is what makes Johnny Dep so good.. what he puts into his craft is his ability to own the character and those traits. There is no easy way and you must develop on several fronts.. so it doesn't surprise me to hear that an actor could lock himself away until he feels he has achieved the desired result.. greatness, you may well find it in the dark huh?

      You take care my friend and thank you for appreciating my closet poetry..

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      Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

      Great analogy with the musician playing through the storm and rain; that really exemplifies what it takes to be great at something. Keep pressing on, honing the craft.

      This reminds me of a documentary I saw on the wild German actor, Klaus Kinski. Many people saw Klaus as the type of creative madman who was simply touched by the gods of art; given special powers and talents beyond the reach of mere mortals. But the narrator, director Werner Herzog, explained that in the old days Klaus would lock himself in a closet and rehearse for days on end. He was great because he worked at it, not because of some innate talent.

      Your hubs always have their own positive life-force, like a flowing river of thought and insight. Thanks for being you.

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      Rob Welsh 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Laura, thanks for reading this work and your positive comments. Yes I agree, not knowing oneself certainly could screw up one's life in some respects, I guess.. Just image waking up and finding strange and unknown feet attached to your ankles! You'd never know what size shoes to wear!

      Good Luck on your journey, once you've worked out and got to know your shoe size.. a whole word opens up to you! Hahaha.. You take care WS

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      Elsie Nelson 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      A timely piece for me, in many ways. This in particular struck me: "But I believe that talent can, be described simply

      As that which shows your character at its best"

      True dat... One barrier people have is not knowing who they are. The more I learn about me, the better all my natural talents become. Anyway, lovely work as always.

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      Rob Welsh 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Beata, thanks for taking the time to read this and your compliment. I'm glad that you found it interesting. Cheers for that... take care

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      Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia

      So interesting and so true..thank you:)

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      Rob Welsh 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Martie, thanks for taking the time to read and ponder this work. I wrote this for exactly that reason Martie, in hope that people would consider all the essential factors that it takes to shine and would relate to those factors, each time they see someone else's talent. Thanks for your kind words of support Martie.. you be well and take care.

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      Rob Welsh 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Shalini, thank you for your visit and positive comments here. I'm glad you enjoyed this work and appreciated the message within the bottle. Yes, it doesn't matter where you've come from or where you wish to be, the most talented of all us are those who develop their skills, based on who they really are. Cheers Shalini, I appreciate your support and wisdom. Take care.

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      Awesome! Really, I don't have another word for this creative explanation of what it means to be talented. This one alone could be pondered for days: "You are talented when your audience shines because of you." I am shining! I am shining all your buttons up to the top.

      Shining... shining.... shining....

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      Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

      Very well explained! What I love most of all are 'never betray who you are' and 'prepared to ignore the rain'. Great advice, Pearldiver and so beautifully put!

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      Rob Welsh 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi teikounosenshi, thank you for reading this article and for your compliment. Yes, every word is true and everything here applies to anybody who wishes to achieve their best in life. Cheers... take care

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      teikounosenshi 6 years ago from Nevada

      Every word is true.