You Are Talented Enough

Everything you need to pursue your Passionate Purpose you already have or can be learned.

Come on, Greg, you’re positive outlook sounds nice, but we all know that your success really comes down to how much talent you were born with.

For just a second forget about whether that’s true or not. Let me ask you a question. If you really believe that your success is out of your control and is determined by innate talent, will that belief help you achieve your goals?

The good news is the latest research shows this idea of “talent” just isn’t true. I recommend two books on this for more information: Talent Is Overrated, by Geoff Colvin and The Talent Code, by Daniel Coyle.

Both books found the data show no proof of what most of us call talent. Even people who seem to show an uncanny ability at a young age at playing an instrument or a sport really aren’t more “talented” than other children. The researchers found they have simply practiced more, practiced better, and often been instructed better, than the other children. In fact, the biggest indicator of “precocious ability” in children was how long they practiced every week.