Talent. What value do you put on it? Do you see yourself as talented in what you do? How did you gain this talent? Is there something you’re interested in but you lack talent in that area? Is the lack of talent stopping you from pursuing your dreams?
This is a reality that most people experience. First, they put a very high value on talent. It means that they don’t pursue something unless they are either naturally talented at it or they have developed the talent necessary for it. There are two problems with this.
One, when you are naturally talented at something you don’t work hard at it. You don’t spend enough time enhancing it because it is so easy for you. This leads to others being able to do it better than you because they worked harder at it for the lack of natural talent.
Two, when you lack the talent you spend an enormous amount of time learning and developing your skills so that you can have confidence in yourself. The problem is that a lot of people become trapped in the learning and never gain the confidence to actually use and test their new talent.
If you always think that there is something more to learn you will never begin to do. Doing is the greatest teacher and developer of talent.
The backup quarterback only finds out how good he is when he finally gets to play. Learning while doing is also a greater benefit to you as you can test your skills right away and make adjustments as you go. You quickly find out how much you don’t know once you start.
I experienced this as I started writing about the law of attraction. When we published our first book, Your Invincible Power: Open the door to Unlimited Wealth, Health and Joy, I began to realize that there is more to writing a book than just writing a book. What I found out is that a self published author has to also be a self promoter. I had to learn how to sell myself and my product to a market that I never studied and had no experience working in. I was a book publisher and promoter.
It was at that time that I realized that talent is the smallest percentage of what you need to succeed. Because I had no choice but to start as I had already published the book, and I had no natural talent in the field of book marketing, I had one other option. Networking.
I knew I could hire people that had the talent that I lack. I also knew that I could learn from them and learn about the process as I went along so that I could do more of it myself later to save money. Because talent is not what you need to succeed, I knew I had what I needed to succeed.
What I had was ambition, a vision, a plan, a desire to achieve, and a process to help me assess what was right for me. This process is the law of attraction. Because of the law of attraction and the deep understanding of self-empowerment I couldn’t be held back by a lack of talent in marketing. I worked with and learned from Brandon at Balboa Press, Alex at Standout Books, Misha at Elite Book Tours and David at Self Growth. I also learned from my Daughter Bree, who runs a YouTube blog channel. I was in the game and ready to play. I was taking action and focusing on results. I was bringing in talent while learning the things I needed to learn.
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So talent should never be the deciding factor in chasing your dreams. Talent should never be an excuse or a reason why you didn’t pursue your dreams because talent is the smallest percentage of what you need to succeed.
What I know now is that networking, marketing, and self promoting create the most important and most valuable asset needed to really succeed. That is opportunity. So worry less about how talented you are and focus more on how you can create opportunities to succeed.
For more insight and understanding on how you can create and gain from opportunities read our Your Invincible Power book series. Our books are created to help you use the law of attraction in everyday situations to enable you to live your dream life. Once you have a deeper understanding of the concepts and application, you will realize that you have all the talent needed to start pursuing your dream life.
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W.T. Hamilton is the co-author of Your Invincible Power series of books and the President of the Your Invincible Power Company. We have created a series of books to assist in the understanding and use the Law of Attraction in everyday situation.