Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Poo-pooing the Idea of "Talent"

I often hear people say that they can't draw "a straight line." Actually, most artists can't draw a straight line unless they use a ruler! The reason people say that is because we've all been conditioned to think that unless we're "born with talent," that we can't do certain things.

Clearly, there are a few exceptions especially in regard to athletics. Yes, if you're a 5'7" man, you'll probably not make it as a professional basketball or football player (although I do remember that Spud guy basketball player who was like, 5'3", or something like that!) But for the most part, this is a myth that we all should eradicate from our brains.

Here's an old article that deals well with the subject fro 2006:


As the article says, practice makes perfect in ANYTHING we wish to accomplish!

So…back to work!

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