Even the most talented people in a field can’t coast by forever on their talent alone. Remember, passion beats talent if talent isn’t passionate. Skill isn’t enough – you’ve probably seen people who have talent but aren’t able to turn that into success. Success comes from hard work and determination. Talent may help to open up opportunities and give you a head start, but it’s your motivation and values that keep you going and develop your skills. In the playoffs it’s the players with clutch, who have that ‘beast mode’, that can take it to the next level and win the game. Success is more than talent.
Game Plan: The best thing you can develop is persistence, motivation, and determination. When you practice that, the talent will come.