TALENT IS OVERRATED!
This thought that I came across in a book I was reading last week sparked my thinking along these lines again. The author Peter Montoya said: “Great athletes become great not because of talent but through tireless work.”
And that is so true. Talent does not win in life. It is work that wins! How do I mean? Skill and expertise, not talent is what counts in the school of achievement. Nobody will pay you for your talent; you’re only paid for your expertise. Don’t overrate your talent; it’s a dreadfully cheap commodity. It is your personal discipline that counts. You have to hone your talent until it becomes a marketable skill. That is when your talent begins to pay off.
I heard a friend say this once, and it blessed me: “Talent makes you available, but skill makes you desirable.” Skill is what you really market, no one – not even you – pays for raw talent. So, it’s time you get to work. The bane of talented folks is the discipline to turn that gift into something ‘sellable’. But you, my friend have to force yourself if need be to pay that price. Your gift is great but so is the discipline that must accompany it, if it must bring in meaningful returns.
I see you celebrated but you must first pay the price. You will win with your own talent. You will succeed!
Posted on June 7, 2012, in Attitude, Business, Choice, Desire, Destiny, Dreams, Ideas, Inspiration, Leadership, Mentoring, Personal Development, Purpose, Quotes, Success and tagged Attitude, courage and confidence, Excellence, Inspiration, Leadership, Mentoring, Quotes, Success. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.