Natural aptitude or skill.
The ability to do something well.
The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, that wanna do things.
Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating on your crap.
One of the things you have to understand is that you are supposed to fail. You are supposed to fucking fail. Because failure is the stepping stone to success.
There are sometimes when things aren’t gonna go right. They just are are not going to go right. There are times where anything that can happen will happen.
You gotta believe in yourself. You gotta believe in your abilities. You gotta believe in your service, your company, your ideas, unquestionably!
You gotta have faith and that faith gives you patience. It’s not gonna happen as quickly as you want it to happen. It’s your dream, if you want it to happen, get your butt up and make it happen.
- The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How by Daniel Coyle.
- Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin, and MC’s article ‘What makes someone truly great at what they do?‘
- The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills by Daniel Coyle.