Talent vs commitment

The dark eagle, sofspics
By sofs
@sofssu (14447)
June 24, 2016 3:52am CST
There are so many people out there who are very low on confidence. They just believe that they are mediocre and will not amount to anything. They believe that if they have achieved something it was by fluke. The people around them could contribute to these feelings of low confidence by their thoughtless words. Have you met someone like that before? I used to be there and think that of myself. I believed that I had no talent and I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth to get specialized training or help. I met a wonderful human being who made it clear to me that it is not about talent but it is about my commitment to make things happen. Talent could be wasted but not hard work. I never felt the same way again about myself. Today all I want to say is - its not about your talent but your commitment to make things work for you. Never give up.
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@TRBRocks420 (82742)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Jun 16
Hard work out works talent, when talent doesn't work hard.
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@sofssu (14447)
24 Jun 16
@TRBRocks420 I like the way you put it.
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jun 16
true hard work has more value in the long run than talent, talent without the work will only get someone so far
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@sofssu (14447)
25 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt I agree with you totally and completely.
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@LadyDuck (176700)
• Switzerland
24 Jun 16
I was like that when I was young. I thought I have talent for nothing, but then my friends pushed me to gain confidence and finally I found that I can be pretty good if I train myself with determination.
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@sofssu (14447)
25 Jun 16
@LadyDuck Absolutely.. we can always make something of ourselves if only we put the effort and have the commitment to pull ourselves through the hard work. I am glad you had friends to nudge you out of the lack of confidence and you had the determination to see yourself through the tough times.
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@LadyDuck (176700)
• Switzerland
25 Jun 16
@sofssu My husband also pushed me to be more confident and less shy.
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@sofssu (14447)
26 Jun 16
@LadyDuck Its wonderful that you have such a supportive husband.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
24 Jun 16
Very good you do need someone to look up to and if it is not someone in the family and then find someone outside of family and learn what you can from them.
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@sofssu (14447)
24 Jun 16
@Marcyaz That helps too.
@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@sofssu It definitely does help to have someone to look up to.
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• United States
26 Jun 16
I was like that for a long time (even though I knew differently). Then @Susan2015 helped me get past that.
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@sofssu (14447)
26 Jun 16
@Berniezeitler I am glad that you found @Susan2015 to help you through.. It really wonderful to have a supportive spouse.
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@Daljinder (22183)
• India
24 Jun 16
Its not talent and hard work that have me down. It's my feelings. There is no consideration for that by others.
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@sofssu (14447)
24 Jun 16
@Daljinder When someone depends on what others have to say about them then they have low self worth.. You may want to spend time with yourself and know yourself. Happiness is a choice.. choose to be happy and show them who you are and what you can do. Best wishes to you.
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
I agree with you! Many have talents but wasted talents because they have no commitment. There are those who have not much talents but hardworking and so they emerged more successful.
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@sofssu (14447)
24 Jun 16
@salonga People with great talent also tend to rest on their laurels.. while those who don't need to work harder.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@sofssu Exactly, so while they are resting those who work harder are surpassing them.
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@sofssu (14447)
24 Jun 16
@salonga Like we have always heard in the hare and the tortoise story.
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@Kinnian03 (193)
24 Jun 16
I have seen people who dont even have to try cause theyre just so good at what they do.. thats talent and ive seen them rely on it too much and fail specially when they put down the people around them... when this person failed and miserably ruined everything because he was slacking off and got bored cause he can do it easily anyway someone who was working hes a$$ off saved them he completely turned everything around cause thats what he was working hard for, and instead of gloating or talking bad about the guy who messed it up.... he treated him nicely and helped him told him that he may have the talent... but he lacks the commitment to use it properly. So i definitly think that hard work can do anything!! Hard work pays off.
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@sofssu (14447)
24 Jun 16
@Kinnian03 Absolutely true. I have seen such people too.. who have the Midas touch.. but they get bored way too soon. Maybe overconfidence at work there.
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24 Jun 16
@sofssu yup.. they get c0cky and dont put much effort anymore, kinda sad. But thats when those people who work soo hard for it gets a chance so maybe its not that bad afterall lol... talent is the first thing you notice thats why they always have the better chance.. working hard for something takes time and commitment its not something you just see instantly thats why i think that people who work really hard dont oftenly get a chance to show what they can do.
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@sofssu (14447)
24 Jun 16
@Kinnian03 True..Most people do.. Some people do fall off the hard work track if they are not really committed to it. Talent with good sense and hard work can be a brilliant combination.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
Yes that is so true . It is our determination to succeed that will help us .
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@sofssu (14447)
27 Jun 16
@SIMPLYD Now I know it for sure.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
• Bangalore, India
24 Jun 16
truely said,hard work never goes in vain
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@sofssu (14447)
24 Jun 16
@abhinalstrikr Glad you agree.
• Bangalore, India
24 Jun 16
@sofssu yeah its just hard work i believe
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@skysnap (18039)
24 Jun 16
I think regular efforts definitely help. in such case even talent and commitment goes above that.
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@sofssu (14447)
24 Jun 16
@skysnap 'Regular effort' cannot come without commitment to the task. I agree that hard work is much greater than talent.
@skysnap (18039)
24 Jun 16
@sofssu it's sort of like compounding effect. for example if you do something for small amount everyday. at the end of year you accomplish more.
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@RubyHawk (29375)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jun 16
True, you'll never get anywhere without confidence,
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@sofssu (14447)
26 Jun 16
@RubyHawk Hmm yes. and hard work I guess.
@BettyB (4209)
• Summerville, South Carolina
25 Jun 16
It took me a long time to figure that out. I have to fight my lack of confidence on a daily bases. In spite of the naysayers, I've published three humorous mysteries. Few thought I could do it, but I took the chance. Stepping out of your comfort zone is both scary and exciting.
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@sofssu (14447)
25 Jun 16
@BettyB Wow well done.. what a great example you are for those lacking in talent. I am sure you are an inspiration to those around you.
@Susan2015 (21717)
• United States
25 Jun 16
Yes we must have some confidence in ourselves. We all have talents in our own ways.
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@sofssu (14447)
25 Jun 16
@Susan2015 so true.. we all have talents waiting to be discovered they may not always be in the area we expect.
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
Talents can be developed. It doesn't need a special training for it. The most important thing is you know what are your strengths and weaknesses. If you had found the weaknesses, then it is about time to improve it.
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@sofssu (14447)
24 Jun 16
@Shavkat Absolutely. Many don't even discover their talents to develop them. Its really sad that some of us wander through life like we are nobodys.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
I ain't giving up ;)
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@sofssu (14447)
24 Jun 16
@Lucky15 Great. Way to go girl.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jun 16
I've just commented on a post where the person seemed really down and considered themselves insignificant. Everyone has value whatever their talents - or lack thereof.
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@sofssu (14447)
24 Jun 16
@JudyEv Yes all of us are one of a kind people and there is no such thing as an insignificant person. All of us have talents we just need to discover them.
@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
10 Dec 16
Talent gives you raw materials, and no amount of commitment can make your work great if you have absolutely no talent at all. However, commitment is the only thing that truly develops talent.