For many years, the topic of talent versus hard work is a common issue in debates all around the world. This topic has been discussed by people of all professions throughout history. It can be a very controversial topic because the difference between one’s innate ability versus the ability affected by personal experiences.
Hard Work V.S Talent
Hard work has always been stressed as the key to success in life. The message that has been drilled in our head since birth work you will ace the test; work hard to make the team; work hard to get the promotion. Hard work is noted as the very foundation on which the U.S was built, the motivation of average people propelling them ahead in life. Talent, on the other hand, is not something which can be gained. Talent is concrete either it is present or not and is mostly determined by a number of uncontrollable factors. Even within a family structure there may be differences between siblings one child may not be very athletic while the other seems to succeed in sport with ease. It is widely believed that the likelihood of becoming exceptionally competent in certain fields depends upon the presence or absence of inborn attributes variously labelled “talents” or “gifts”.
Reality Of Talent
However, the verdict of someone being naturally talented is often skewed. For example, when we see a person who is extremely successful in the very thing we want to achieve, we often conclude that he or she must be really talented. We come to this conclusion because we’re judging the end result – the success they achieve itself. Most times we tend to forget about the process and the journey of getting there. Majority of successful people have been working at their particular craft for many years and have dedicated time, effort and their lives to accomplish their ultimate goals. Gifted people are perceived as complacent and lazy; while non-gifted people work harder to make up for it. In reality, talent can only carry you so far, the rest is hard work. The two are not mutually exclusive. I tend to believe tenacity itself is a form of natural talent. It’s not something everyone is capable of. Being able to work hard towards a goal, consistently, despite hardship, is a gift. It’s easy to judge talent by a painting, photo, music score or fan base because they’re more conceivable. Another factor that’s often ignored in such discussions is Passion. Passion makes us strive for excellence. Talent + hard work + passion are a winning formula for success.
Which Is More Important To You
With consideration to success in life, there are certain qualities that can hold greater value than talent alone, which are desire, persistence and hard work. Of course, it is not impossible for a person with normal intelligence to learn to develop a certain attribute or accomplish an activity with sufficient and regular practice. And while having natural talent is good, it can still prevent someone to achieve something. What is the lesson here? Which is more important hard work or talent? Comment your answers below and if you like this post please share!
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