What is talent? Some say it’s a gift from God others say Talent is something that one has to be born with. Talent for me is combined with passion. To have the talent is one thing, but to have the passion that goes with it unlocks a new level in how you view it.
I saw this quote some time back which says “We ignore the talent down the road because we know them personally, but support the talent abroad who we’ll never know. “ If you think about it’s somewhat true believe it or not, most people not all, support you when you’ve reached a certain stage of success and that’s perfectly fine. Your day one supporters’ are the ones who saw your talent long before the world did and pushed you to embrace it. Talent goes unnoticed for hype and lack of substance many times. Then again, talent is in the eyes of the beholder, viewer or listener. We all have different preferences, but it doesn’t mean our interest in what consider as talented is less than another.
Relying on your talent alone gets you only as far as through the front door these days the rest is up to you. One of the main reasons talents goes unnoticed is because some persons with the talent feel entitled. Just because you have it doesn’t mean you should not put in the work to maintain it, by constantly promoting yourself and your interest. In an episode of the popular hit series Scandal Rowan Pope said to Oliva:” You have to be twice as good as them to get half of what they have.” and if you think about it to reach your ultimate goal whatever it maybe you have to put in twice as much work. Simply, don’t rely only on your talent to do the work for you. Believe in all your abilities no matter how small they may seem if it’s important to you it’s important. Embrace your goals and create something amazing.
“Be led by your talent, not by your self-loathing; those other things you just have to manage.”
― Russell Brand