Awakening Your Dormant Talents

Do you have a talent that you no longer develop? Do you have some potential that you are no longer using?

I wrote about this topic years ago. At that time, I wrote that my dormant talent was coding. I have a background in computer science, but at that time I hadn’t developed an app in years. My wish was to develop my coding talent again.

Fast forward to the present, I’m happy to report that I have been developing my coding talent! I’ve developed several apps in the past years, and I still do now. So, my coding talent is no longer dormant. It still has a lot of room for improvement, but I’ve been working on it actively.

That’s the good news. Unfortunately, there is also bad news: I have another talent of mine that has become dormant. That talent is writing.

You see, I used to write a lot on this blog, but in recent years I’ve been writing less and less. In fact, it has been more than three months since I last published a post at Life Optimizer. This is unfortunate because my writings, especially on this blog, had opened many doors for me in the past.

My writing talent has become underused and underdeveloped. Realizing this, I’m working to develop my writing talent again. It may take time, but I hope to get better at it. My goal is to become a better writer over time.

What about you? Do you have a talent that has become dormant? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!


  1. Dear Donald,
    Good day- Hopefully you are using your full potential in everything you are an expert in. Me,
    I am not very good at everything like you but I think I am very good at observing people and
    dealing with them. I am a good listener. I have a fair knowledge of Sales and Marketing in
    the field of packaging. Thanks Rao

  2. Hi from years past 😊,
    I’ve been weekly writing unpublished small pieces and presenting them orally at a small local Writers’ Forum, would like to publish with you.
    Thank you!
    Tucson, Arizona, USA

    • Donald Latumahina
      Donald Latumahina

      Hi Paula 😊,
      Glad to know that you are developing your talent in writing!
      I no longer publish guest posts here, but I appreciate the offer.
      Maybe you can start your own blog? The New Year could be a great time to start.

  3. I was good at physics and maths. Maybe take it up again for teaching high school students.

  4. hi i am sirajul..i am digital marketing specialist

  5. Dear Donald,
    Thank you for sharing this topic, I love creativity in designing and also landscaping. For the past few years I have been concentrating on my work and abandoning this gifts but I’d really love to work on it again because it brings me joy and peace when I’m doing what I love. I have been thinking why my life is getting boring lately when I saw your mail and thank you for reaching out to me, despite the many challenges and constraints I’ll take the step of faith to work on my talents again. God bless

    • Donald Latumahina
      Donald Latumahina

      Dear Va, glad to hear that you are going to re-ignite your gifts! I think the perfect time to start would never come, but as you said, we should take the step of faith. Keep moving forward and God bless!

  6. Abdul Hameed Khan
    Abdul Hameed Khan

    Thanks a lot for this motivational post. Actually, I don’t know if this is a coincidence but my dormant talent is writing. In addition, I love programming but was never good in it and thus stopped because of other works. Thanks again

  7. Very true it’s always good to revisit dormant talents. You never know where they will take you next.

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