I've often wondered that myself. I think that in my past life ( and this may apply to others as well ) that I was very connected to magic and maybe some supernatural forces, ( obviously not the fake kind, ) because I often find that some of my greatest learning strengths are in magic. However, there could be a shocking amount of other explanations as to why some people feel this way.
Or the reason you are terribly bad at something too!
I have a terrible fear of drowning ever since i can remember & as a california girl well there is no way to avoid the beach, no matter how hard i've tried i can't seem to learn to swim & get over my fear of getting further than waist high in the water.
I've also had dreams in which i drown & they feel more like memories than dreams. I'm pretty sure i drowned in a past life. ><
throughout my life i have often wondered if i hsd a very deep spiritual connection with the paranormal because I can feel energy in places like graveyards and haunted houses, since i was around 6 or 7 i didnt take much notice but i could dead people walking around the house one went through me one day and i got a rush of energy, i mentioned it to my mother and she just said i was crazy
Yes it does happen in a lot of cases. Look at the child protegees, I knew one that was a concert level violiness at four years old. She asked for one the first time she say one. Luckly her parents were able to get her one. She was able to play it the first time she had it in her hands. I also knew a little girl that could do real magick at five. (probably before) She could turn a tennis ball inside out, with it still having pressure inside. Not a very useful skill but not something that most kids can do.
I think that many are drawn to a profession or hobby because they remember(subconsciously) doing it in some past life.