Talent is a gift for us to open it for use, not for safe keeping.
We are all unique individuals — that is what gives us our very own identity that is different from every other person. Every unique individual has a unique character with unique talents. If we see someone as a distinctive achiever with a unique sparkle, we must also be able to see ourselves as distinctive achievers as we also have our unique sparkle.
If someone tells us that they just sit down and do nothing and yet they are successful, they are lying through their teeth. Something that sounds too good is most probably untrue. They either lied that they are successful or they lied that they are lazy. All truly successful people worked extraordinary hard.
Leverage on our innate abilities. Because no matter how talented and gifted a person is, that gift will be nothing if it is not put to use.
“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.” — Emile Zola
An artist has a talent for drawing, but that talent is useless without putting it to work. To achieve terrific things, we have to put our innate talents to hard work before we lose our touch. Achieving success requires not just talent, but talent with complementing hard work. Develop a penchant for hard work — it is the most substantial asset we can have.
“Everyone is a genius. If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein
A fish’s eminent gift is its ability to swim. We should all be judged by how good we are in our innate talent, and not how bad we are in what we are totally incapable of.
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