Sunday, December 6, 2015

Discussions of Talent vs. Hard Work

Blog quotes #803, 804 and 805...

Blog Quote #803
"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.." -Derek Jeter-
Wow- gut punching truth, from one of the greatest (and hard working) baseball  players in the world. Note that we didn't say baseball talents. Not that Jeter doesn't have his fair share of talent, but there is a guy who brought his lunchpail, work boots and his sweat to the job, daily. 
Good  reminder for all of us. Further  piling onto this quote;  ask many coaches and they'll take a hard working person with average skill, over a gifted person with lazy work ethic-- every time. 
In fact, Blog Quote #804 adds this..
"The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by house and hours of beating on your craft." -Will Smith-
Wow... hours and hours?  And  if you care to research, check more in to Will Smith's comments...when he says  'beating on your craft,' he means  BEATING on your craft!
And Blog quote #805 says
"Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard."  -Kevin Durant-
Is all this beginning to make sense? There is zero substitute for working. Now, whatever it is you are trying to accomplish, get back to work!
That's my view...what say you? 
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