BEING TALENTED IS NOT A GUARANTEE TO BEING SUCCESSFUL; I HAVE MET TALENTED FAILURES BUT YET TO FIND A DILIGENT FAILURE MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE
I know I’m a talented writer since I was a secondary school lad after losing at a quiz competition at a particular round having been privileged to represent the school.
I wrote an article to comfort myself of the failure to get to the final round. A colleague was later privileged to read the article and was almost in tears as the style of writing my thoughts with the creativity dazed her.
I have a dream to become one of the best selling author who will influence the globe through writing with proven track records but I came to the understanding that my first step to see this dream fulfilled is to do add qualities and virtues to my talent. I made up my mind that in fulfilling this dreams, I have to write not only has a hobby but also as a profession.
I have met many talented writers who are yet to successfully write a book not because of lack of resources but failure in commitment to it while I have seen many untalented writers with quite a number of books in book stores yet people are being blessed by their books.
I have met dynamic young people with unique oratory skills and thought provoking mind sets but the peak of them displaying this prowess is only in a dialogue or conversation because they never see to the necessity of being committed to get results with what they have while I have seen people with poor mannerism of communication taking the lead on air and events with thousands listening to them.
Take a moment to consider those your secondary school folks who have enviable talents and are gifted in one thing or the other but you are yet to see them get tangible results from it or hear about their milestones with such prospects while the claimed “write offs” are doing something productive with their lives.
Consider that old man in your street endowed with a noticeable distinct trait but can’t account for success achieved with such expertise over time.
Haven’t you known people who should have risen to the top but didn’t?
Haven’t you known people who had all the talent they should ever need but didn’t succeed?
Why is it that the most influential people in the world are not often the most talented?
Yes! Talent makes you stand out, get you noticed, separate you from others and gives you an edge over others. Remember, talent doesn’t guarantee an end, it only gives a prepared launching pad to begin a conquest. You have to keep working on that talent until it produces tangible and provable results, otherwise, people would end up despising it.
Talented people mostly have the desire for others to recognize their expertise but overlook their deficiencies such as inconsistency and lack of commitment.
The advantage talent gives a man is temporal. If talent is not consistently worked upon, it becomes a story to be told someday.
Talent is like the edge an athlete get to discover on the lane to start a race when he is positioned ahead of others. He has to understand when he starts the race that there are bendings and curves ahead on the lane that can make those behind him to catch up and overtake him if he is not committed to keep the pace to stay ahead of others.
That he is placed ahead of others to start the race doesn’t guarantee him staying ahead of others during that race and winning the race.
Many talented people started with an advantage over others but lose the advantage because they rely too much on their talent instead of working on it to produce their success. They assume that talent will always keep them in front of others.
Hard to believe that if some folks never had special talent or had the understanding of their unique gift, they would have been diligent and be successful in different conquests..
I’m not against talents with this article because I also have talents too and it’s giving me an edge in some areas of life but it’s better to be a “talent-plus personality”. Add to that talent.