Hard Work

Talent is something we’re born with… Skill is earned.

Seth Godin

Some people are born with a specific talent, and they are able to perform at a higher level than others without even breaking a sweat.

For the rest of us, we’ve got to work at it. Whatever it is we’re doing, we can get better at it by doing it. Practice makes perfect, they say.

The bad thing is that earning that skill is usually hard.

“Earn” is defined as “to receive as return for effort,” and effort implies some type of exertion or hard work. And hard work is, well, hard. Most of us work harder trying to avoid hard work than the work itself.

If we want to get better, we’ve got to earn it.


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