Forget the word "talent".
It’s been well written about. While talent may help in some cases, jn just as many instances inherent talent can be a deterrent in becoming great. Natural talent sometimes leads to a close minded point of view. Why learn something when you’ve always been good at it? Why work to improve when it all came naturally before? And if one ability came naturally, why not another?
It’s easy to look at someone who’s doing what seems like effortless work and chuck it up to talent. It’s easier to assume she’s great at what she does because she was born with that ability. The reality is a lot more difficult to accept - that likely, since you noticed her work, she’s been working on this for far longer and harder than you think. It’s more likely that there’s hard work and toil, a constant second guessing. An inherent drive to be better.
The creative people you admire might be talented. But, to break into the stage of being known and admired requires way more than talent. It requires commitment, drive and a constant ability to improve yourself.
This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.
Dmitry N. Rusakov