Talent is just a landmark of where you currently are but effort is the driving force of where you are headed.
Do you ever feel like throwing in the towel?
Life is dynamic and some days you feel like you are on top of the world and others you feel like you are beneath the surface. One thing that we as humans always need is food, water & encouragement. At times I will find myself comparing me to others that are successful & more skilled than me in certain areas and I will Immediately be discouraged. Discouraged with the thoughts of inadequacy that seem to temporarily paralyze my ambition to keep striving toward my goals. Recently I began to think about success in general and something became crystal clear to me, effort trumps talent!
How do you figure that?
You may be wondering, “what the heck are you talking about?”. What I mean is this, yeah you may not be the most skilled person in the world at what you do. You may not consider yourself a “natural” at your craft or you may feel like it takes you longer to improve & it seems you have to work harder than others. Well i’m here to tell you some good news. No matter how talented you are, if you do not put fourth sincere effort then you will not succeed. Skill is not the “be all end all”, there is much more to it than that. I’m not saying that skill is not important but rather that what’s most important is that you have a strong work ethic. As long as you stay consistent and continue to put forth a sincere effort at your craft you will succeed.
What is success?
Ones definition of success is subjective but I think we all can agree on what failure is. When I picture something succeeding I think of movement, growth & flourishing. When I imagine something failing I think of stagnation, decay & giving up. So with all that being said I would just like to say this. If there is something you really have a passion for doing, don’t settle for being mediocre at it but rather devote the time and invest in the resources that will cause you to grow. Talent is just a landmark of where you currently are but effort is the driving force of where you are headed.
TRUE THAT!! Faith with out works is dead.Thanks bro,and Be bless!!
Amen, Thanks Jerald, glad you enjoyed it!
Thanx much! Very true and so motivating!
Thanks Tarsha, i’m glad you was blessed it! 🙂
Thx urgently needed this for school
Glad to hear this was helpful to you Bekki. Best wishes to you going back to school!
I needed this thank you so much Cole ?
My pleasure Jason! I’m glad this was a timely message for you. Thanks for your support as well! 🙂 – Cole Mize
Thanks for the help bro. God bless you
Yo Cole, I’m really grateful for the teachings in YouTube and your eBook “The Number One Fundamental to Rapping” I really appreciate your concerns about the upcoming Rappers.
Thanks for helping us to ‘become a better Rappers, Now!’, peace.
MY pleasure Sky IG! Thanks for your kind words and support! Much respect! ✌😎 – Cole Mize