Daily Archives: September 19, 2014

Talent or Training?

Have you ever looked at someone and thought “You lucky son of a B***h, you got all the luck from the genetics pool didn’t you.”

We all know a friend who was intelligent, good looking, funny, charming, great at sport and generally awesome (I was that friend for many people), and we look upon them with envy because we will never be as good as them because they possessed natural talent, well today I’m going to tell you a secret:

So called Talent will only do what is can, Genius does what it must through hard work and sacrifice.

Achieving the heights of sport, work or even the social dynamic is something achievable for everyone, if it as a real priority to you and you have enough desire and drive to go for it.

I shall use Athletes as an example.

We all see young prodigies, or at least hear of them. A child superstar wit the skill on his peers, a natural born success; or so we think. Often these children have spent hours ‘playing’ at their sport (I call it playing because children don’t see it as practice) and accumulate thousands of hours in a short span of time.

Have you heard of the 10,000 hour rule?

The 10,000 hour rule is the apparent number of hours you will need to hit the level of professional or master of your craft. Think about it some children hit this before the age of 10!

it is true that some people have a better chance in life deu to family back grounds etc, but that at the ends of the day does not mean they will amount to anything.

In short there is one thing you need to remember, everyone can achieve greatness, the only difference is the time you put in to achieving it.

You can be great, if you want it enough.


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