127 20: The Myth Of Being Talented

Einstein says talent makes one per cent, the rest is up to hard work.

What this statement tells us is that an average person has an opportunity to be as good as a talented person.

If we use sports as an example, having a natural inclination does not guarantee the best performance.

But it is the practise and discipline leading to a moment that takes us to the top.

We can, therefore, say to be the best is not entirely up to talent but our ability to work with talent.

So it turns out for what we call an “average person”, talent is in staying focused.

By choosing one action over the other, making the right decisions over and over again.

That practice is what we need to develop the skills necessary to perform better.

Practice can make difficult work look simple and simple work powerful.

And that’s when skills we work hard for are rewarded as much as talent.

So for an “average person” one of the options from here on is to either stay focused or count yourself out.

Which one will it be?

Choose wisely.

This note was originally published on www.blvckuniverse.co.za

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David Ramontsi

David Ramontsi


I experiment with ideas and I write about them. My topics range from creativity, marketing, project management to entrepreneurship and society.