“I don’t have any natural talent.”

"Perseverence" by Mimi Stuart
Live the Life you Desire

So what I really meant was…

“I can become the best I can be by consistent hard work.”

The great basketball coach John Wooden said, “Many athletes have tremendous God-given gifts, but they don’t focus on the development of those gifts. Who are these individuals? You’ve never heard of them–and you never will.”

Curiosity, persistence, and hard work make the difference. The discipline to work tenaciously with focused attention amount to much more over the long-run than natural talent.

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

~Albert Einstein

by Alison Poulsen, PhD

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