Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Work Hard


I saw this t-shirt at one of my son’s track meets. That does sum things up when it comes to the playing field of life and business.

I don’t have much sorrow for talent that doesn’t work hard. And I love the overcomer that can use perseverance, tenacity and hard work to get to their goals. These are all within our grasp and a choice.

While our talent may not be a choice, but a discovery process, it’s not much use in the long run without steady, consistent pushing, testing and usage.

Sure, you can pick easy goals to go after. We have a nicely set up world that offers convenience. Often, the trade is simply our freedom, time and attention.

Bigger ventures will be hard. Anything worth doing, typically is hard. But if you have perseverance, then you have what you need to get results over time.

I not only speak from experience, but I also have conviction around this truth from observation of how life tends to play out for those on the playing field and in the marketplace.

Don’t get discouraged. Simply control what is in your grasp and keep moving forward.

Published by Don Dalrymple

I partner with founders and entrepreneurs in startup businesses. I write and consult on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

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