Do you willing to push yourself or have the tendency to quit before suffer becomes too severe? When it comes to how we run in the track of life, effort counts tremendously.
How long would you have stayed on the track?
Staying on track of life is one thing. I think it’s related to staying true to our commitments even when we’re not comfortable. Getting back on the track of life after fall down the next day, eager to try again, is reflective of determination. If you don’t come back the next day, you permanently turn your back on the commitment, your effort drops to zero.
As a consequence, your skill stops improving, at the same time you stop producing anything with whatever skills you have.
TRACK OF LIFE is a metaphor.
How hard we push ourselves in a given work matters, but the bigger weakness to progress is that sometimes we stop working altogether – We stop doing!
The consistency of effort over the long run is everything.
How many people of us start something new, full of excitement and good intentions, and then give up permanently-when we encounter the first real obstacle in the progress?
Many of us, yes. Quit at what we start far too early and far too often. Even more than the effort – a determined person puts in a single day, what matters is that the wake up the next day, and the next day ready to do over and over again and keep going.
The talented but half as hardworking might reach the same level of skill and produce dramatically less over time.
The strivers are improving in skill. If the quality and quantity of the effort givens are what count, then the striver who equals the person who is naturally skilled, by working harder will accomplish more – in the long run.
“The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating your craft.”
Without effort, your talent is nothing more than your unmet potential. Without effort, your skill is nothing more than what you could have done but didn’t. WITH EFFORT, talent becomes a skill and at the same time, effort makes skill productive.
©Cha Niki. 2019