It Takes More Than Talent

it takes more than talentTo succeed in life it takes more than talent. Many people have the capacity to do great things with their lives yet they choose not to, even when they know that they are indeed talented.

Of course, it always helps to have talent but talent without effort will never yield great results. If you lack a certain degree of talent and are not as talented as you would like when it comes to your pursuits in life, never fear as you can still succeed and achieve anything that you set out to do!

It Takes More than Talent

Without the desire to succeed, talent alone will usually fall short. When you are motivated to do something and if your desire is strong enough, a lack of talent will never stop you. That desire will allow you to persist through challenges, look for innovative solutions and to never take “no” for an answer. It takes more than talent as success also requires the desire to succeed, and with a strong enough desire you are destined to achieve where the talented ones who lack that desire might not.

Success also requires determination more so than talent. Often, those who rely completely on talent to get by in life tend to struggle when things don’t turn out as they would have preferred or expected. If you are determined, can take a defeat or setback in stride and choose to learn from that experience instead then you will always be moving forward.

There are many stories about people who embraced the value of hard work to overcome their lack of talent and maybe you know a few of them yourself. Beyond a desire to succeed and the determination to succeed, a willingness to take on the hard work to succeed is probably the most important thing. Just doing the hard work is not a random thing either. You have to show up and consistently apply that work ethic daily. You have to show up in order to do the work.

ALL OF US are capable of amazing things regardless of if we are particularly talented or not because when you get right down to it, it takes more than talent succeed in life.

Even if you don’t consider yourself to one of the talented few you can be assured that talent on its own will only go so far as it takes more than talent even for the talented to succeed. Find your desire, your determination, and your commitment to working hard and you will succeed regardless of how talented you may or may not be.

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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Photo By Andy Wooten 25 November 2014

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