Perseverance, the great substitute for talent, is too often overlooked. Many people fail to achieve their goal, not because they are not talented, but because they are not disciplined. The wonderful news is that you can clearly be good at anything you put your mind to. It won’t be easy or fast.
Do you believe in yourself? Are you willing to keep going, even when the going gets tough? Do you feel you deserve a better tomorrow? Can you stick to your goal long enough to be great?
You must realize that perseverance to work is what will separate you from others. Therefore, you have to see yourself right now as malleable, capable of becoming whatever you want to be. And if you can find within yourself the discipline to stick with it long enough, you really can become extraordinary.
Everyone looks at a person with innate talent as if they had something magical. They want to be like them. But this gift is not something that is often beneficial because no matter what talent or gift someone has, it is only the beginning.
“Perseverance is a great substitute for talent.” -Steve Martin
Perseverance and Talent
Even if someone has the talent or gets an early win; And that! If that person leaves you, that you have more perseverance, more determination, he works harder than them; then you’re going to outrun them in a long enough timeline. Determination is a great substitute for becoming an expert.
And the only thing I can guarantee is that the talent can be surpassed by someone else. So unless you put your heart and soul into being great, someone else will. When you don’t take days off, but dedicate yourself to them as if your life depended on it; You are on your way. Only when you act like this, do you have a chance to achieve greatness.
“Pressure can burst pipes, but it can also make diamonds.” -Roberto Horry
So, you have to want things to be difficult, and not look for the easy life. Also, you can’t wait, hope, or pray to discover some hidden talent within you that will make things easier for you. It sounds crazy, but look instead for the hard way and keep persevering with your ally.
have enough perseverance
Doing so will make you into something great. Because when it’s easy, you don’t really work for it, you don’t push. Therefore, you are surpassed by the other person, who has to give everything. They are prepared to give blood, sweat and tears to become that thing they want so much to be.
Also, they are so angry and motivated that they were never given any talent or anything. And with that chip on their shoulders, they are determined to become whatever they set out to do. Remember ‘Rocky’. So whether you have the talent or not, the only thing that matters is: Will you have enough perseverance?
“The world breaks everyone, and then many are stronger in the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway
But then why not all? It may depend on the strategies you use. There is nothing that is happening to you that you cannot overcome. If you turn inward, I’m sure you can find a reason to persevere, get past the barrier in your way, and put those pieces back together. I’ve done it so many times throughout my life, so you can too.
However, it is literally up to you if you are going to sit and wallow. ‘What happened’ happened and there is no way to reverse it. But how you respond is a choice. Or you face adversity by falling apart, weakening in the areas that were broken. Or you meet fire with fire by perseveringly binding and mending difficulty until it becomes a source that literally makes you stronger.
And it’s a choice that only you can make. But remember that if you complain, nobody wants to help you. Yes, you may have many reasons to protest in your life or to be upset about things that happened to you. But the sinister thing about excuses is that they are valid.
learning to love yourself
There are millions of reasons why you might give up or not even try. And just for that fight that broke you, you should allow yourself to sit and cry. It is your right, so you have every reason to do so. And some people may not even think less of you.
But here is the truth; as you get weaker or stronger in the places that were broken, you have a choice of how to react moving forward. Talent or not, the great news is that the best thing you can do to persevere and become stronger is to love yourself.
And loving yourself is a practice. For years, I thought it was a feeling I get when I become successful or rich. I believed that when I turned around one day, I would be like “There it is, the spark of love and joy for myself”. But the reality is that this is not how it works.
Talent is no guarantee
Also, it doesn’t matter how far you’ve come, or what achievements you have in your review mirror. If you fall prey to that, your past will always be bigger than your future. You must realize that your future must always be greater than your past.
So the hardest worker in the room will always beat the talented guy who doesn’t work hard. In the end, almost always, perseverance always wins. Talent does not guarantee you anything in this world. And the same goes for a good education.
And the world is full of smart people who never achieved anything significant. It’s full of talented people who never make it. And it’s full of expensively educated young people overwhelmed by high school dropouts.
Perseverance always beats talent
Talent won’t get you anywhere if you don’t work for it, adding perseverance and knowledge. It won’t get you anywhere if you don’t have a heart. And it’s nothing if you don’t have the guts. The one who is Hungarian to get to the top will always get there before the talented person.
And yes, maybe not immediately, but in the end, determined people always succeed. Perseverance, courage, determination and hard work are the ingredients that make you a winner. So if you dedicate yourself more, then you will succeed better than anyone else. Anyway, how can you beat the guy who will do whatever it takes?
You can not! Perseverance is a great substitute for talent. He always wins when the talent thinks he’s too good to persevere and work. Yes, having talent can be a blessing, but it can also be a curse. It can make you think that you don’t need to work as hard as the other person. And that is often a mistake.
Perseverance the great substitute
The reason for this is because the other person is moving on. He is on the hunt, ready to fight for his family, his legacy, for everything he wants. So, while someone with talent rests, you have to be crazy enough, work, persevere, think big, plan, visualize, believe, hit, continue and find your way.
If there is no way, go your own way knowing that someone else’s talent doesn’t scare you. Instead, it pushes you, pushes you. Perseverance never lies and thus, your dream never dies. Most people give up on life because they make up all kinds of excuses why they can’t make it.
They say they don’t have the proper education, they don’t have any talent, or they don’t have the money. But if I learned something valuable in my life, it is that excuses are for the weak. Many people are conditioned to believe that they are a product of their circumstances. They believe that if they are not born into wealth, they will never be rich. If they are not born great, they can never become great.
Last Thought on Talent and Perseverance
But if you look, it won’t take you long to find massive success stories of people who created their success through seemingly impossible circumstances. There are accounts everywhere of someone who came from little education, had no talent, but just a relentless desire to succeed. And believe me when I tell you that you can achieve greatness from nothing.
So, every setback, every failure you had is part of your legacy. It’s never too late to start your own story. So, don’t let anything stop you from writing the rest. Don’t back down, but win at all costs. You will do it because you have perseverance, which is a great substitute for talent. Now, when will you start writing your own success story?