Daily Quote - Talent versus Hard Work

What do you think will help you master your craft? Nature or nurture?

"... talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work and study” - Stephen King

When we see a fine piece of art or music, we often conclude that the artist must be really gifted. We come to this conclusion because we're judging the end result – the artwork itself. We tend to forget about the process and the journey of getting there. The artist may have been practicing for many years to get to that point. In which case hard work plays a huge role, regardless of whether he/she is naturally gifted or not.

How many people have we seen getting nowhere just by relying on their talent? Some people are naturally gifted and talented, while others are working hard to be as good as those individuals. With a good work ethic, you can achieve anything and talent can make the process a little easier. But whether you are willing to work at something determines if your talent is useful.

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