But, it’s not enough.
Talent shows capability and capacity. Talent shows competence and skill. Talent shows aptitude, but it doesn’t show attitude.
Caring matters. And that’s where effort comes in.
When we’re good at something, we have talent. When we care about something, we deliver. And while talent matters, enthusiasm is crucial (and can even beat out “just” talent pretty effectively).
Enthusiasm converts to effort, and effort matters. Really wanting to succeed. Really committing to delivering. Really making sure that the talent is applied.
Talent plus effort produces amazing results.
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