Far More Important Than Talent
Every now and then I’ll get a compliment on my online abilities and it always throws me for a loop.
Not because I don’t think I’m pretty darn good and know quite a bit that could put recruits in your organization and money in your pocket, but because of how it’s said.
Once when I was instructing someone on a portion of their marketing and on the spot they called me a “genius.”
To that person, my spur of the moment advice was genius. But to me, on the other end of the phone, it was far from it.
It was simply experience and the ability to translate that experience into simple ideas that would help move that person forward.
The question is, how?
It ain’t talent.
It’s something far more important, far more powerful, and NOT in short supply.
It’s the simple willingness to practice.
Sure, I may be able to put together systems from concept to real live results bringing physical form in weeks.
Sure, I know how and where to get more leads in a day than most can get in a month or several months, but . . .
It’s not talent.
It’s simply practice.
It’s just falling. Getting up. Falling. Getting up. Falling. Getting up. . .
And that’s something anyone can do, but the harsh reality is that most people want rewards without effort.
They need to see the fruits of their labor without work.
If you need someone to send you a check before you earn it you’ll be needing it forever.
Forget about talent. Forget about what you don’t have. Forget about how good someone else may seem to be.
None of that matters. All it takes is having the intestinal fortitude to get started and not stop till you’re there.
Fall down. Scrape your knee. Get up and start going again.
Far more important than talent is drive and the willingness to practice what you so choose to master.
You do this and one day people will call you genius. Never thought it would happen to me, but here I am.
Let’s hear some of YOUR thoughts on this..
Do you have a talent that some would consider you a “master” at? How much practice was involved in mastering this skill?
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