talent alone is not enough

Talent alone is not enough to guarantee success in life

Talent is an inherent gift deposited in everyone at birth. You don’t struggle to become talented. it is something that is either innate, or you spend years acquiring it via deliberate practice or preparation. If you are talented, you are talented. All you need to do is develop the talent to suit the specific field of endeavor. Take singing, for example, some talented musical artiste doesn’t struggle to produce an album. They literarily release best-selling albums annually.  It’s a natural gift.

The late Pop icon Michael Jackson was recognized as a talented musician even at age 8. He was already going on stage with the Jackson 5 at such tender and singing with so much passion and confidence. That’s what talent helps the individual to accomplish. It gives you inner confidence. You can easily soar where others are struggling. 

It, however, takes more than talent to succeed in life. There are numerous examples of talented footballers who couldn’t fulfill their potentials in life. The likes of Mario Ballotelli,  Robinho, Adriano, and Ben Arfa showed a glimpse of their talents but they never got to the peak of their career. 

You need to be Self-disciplined to fulfill your true potentials in life. Lack of discipline is the number one reason why most talented individuals never got to excel in their chosen profession. Live a disciplined lifestyle and never compromise on certain standards if you truly want to maximize your talent. 

On the other hand, Good time management is crucial in ensuring that individual talent doesn’t go to waste. Time management is the process of meticulously scheduling your time between several activities that will impact positively on your productivity. There are 8760 hours in a year, and any time wasted in frivolities can never be recovered. 

Talent mixed with patience is an unbeatable combination. Developing your natural talent doesn’t happen overnight. Phil Foden is generally regarded as heir apparent to David Silva. He is so talented that Pep Guardiola, Manchester City Manager, in one of his press briefings said ” Phil Foden is the most talented player I have ever seen in my career as a Manager. His only problem is sometimes his manager doesn’t put him in the starting XI. Hopefully in the future that can improve.”  

There is little one can achieve in life without wisdom. One never rely on talent alone. There is a limit your talent can take you to. Wisdom is the right application of Knowledge. Knowing is not enough. Being talented is not enough. To succeed in your chosen career, you must apply wisdom daily. That is the more reason why mentoring is very crucial in building up talented individuals. A mentor will guide you through the journey of life and help you harness your talent. 

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