I’ve heard this all the time, “Wow you are so talented”. The thing about skill vs talent is that though I like to believe I’m talented, it is not what makes me so good at what I do. You see talent is what you are born with. But If it’s not worked on and harnessed, then it doesn’t go very far. One of my favorite quotes from Kevin Durant is “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” The fact of the matter is that Skill is garnered through hours and hours of practicing, studying and beating on your craft. Basically it’s from hard work…,It would be more precise if one said that I was skilled. Then my response would be “hell yes, it required a load of work to get there”
The reason why I write this is because I’ve heard so many excuses as to why someone is not going towards something that they want. I’m too old, I’m too young, I’m starting too late, I don’t have enough money, I don’t have time… Look bottom line If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If it’s not, you will find an excuse. So stop making excuses and start taking action. You just have to believe and push towards it. Get a mentor! Living or Dead. There are so many great people who have written books and have thrown knowledge in our direction. People who have already forged a path that we could follow to achieve our goals. All you have to do is go find them. Ask questions, a true mentor or leader won’t judge you. If anything that want to help others succeed as well. So stop being the person who blocks your success and start being your biggest cheerleader.