What’s the difference between God Given talent, and skill?
Those familiar with the New Testament know the parable of the talents. Bottom line is you are given gifts, and you are disrespecting your Creator by not using them to their fullest.
How about skill?
It’s clear that somebody that can play the piano really well has a lot of talent, and a lot of skill. You need some of musical talent to get started, and plenty of practice to develop some world class skill.
So goes the old saying:
“How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice!”
Note that the saying ISN’T:
“How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Be lucky enough to be born with enough talent!”
Similarly, when we see a huge dude walking down the street that looks like he’s just stepped off the cover of “Muscle and Fitness,” we don’t immediately think, “Wow, I wish I was born with muscles like that!”
We are more prone to think, “Wow, that dude must spend a lot of time in the gym!”
In truth, there’s very little you can do with any kind of in-born talent. Any talent you may or may not have needs to be worked on and polished to world class levels.
All world class athletes, musicians, and yes businesspeople, got there not because of their talent, but because of their skill.
Long ago, they made a decision. A choice. To be successful. To do whatever it takes to get what they wanted.
Was it easy? No.
Did it require sacrifice? Absolutely.
Many are familiar with Sylvester Stallone’s “rags to riches” story. Once upon a time, he wasn’t a multi-million dollar action star.
He was a nobody. But he wanted to become a somebody.
So he locked himself in his apartment for a year. He didn’t spend half his time on Facebook, Twitter, or following the saga of Honey Boo Boo.
He focused on creating.
A year later, he had the script for Rocky.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
What do you want to create in life?
Getting rid of those beliefs that make you think “it’s not possible” will help out quite a bit.
One thing that world class athletes, musicians, actors and scientists have is one thing:
They believe in themselves.
They may not have the skill, or the talent, but they’ve got the belief.
As they say, genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.
The perspiration comes from you.
The inspiration, you can get here: