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How Much of Success is Due to Natural Abilities?

By: jwilder, 2/1/2022

I would argue that success is more likely when leveraging natural abilities. Utilizing natural abilities is more sustainable over the long term. The good news is, everyone has some sort of natural ability.

The questions are, what are our natural abilities? And can we use our natural ability as a source of power to produce something of value?

There is more to success than talent. There is no one key to success. Success is a combination of elements used in concert.

  • Talent - Talent is an ability that comes natural to us. However, talent must be developed.
  • Deliberate Practice - Deliberate practice is a way to learn almost anything. When it is applied to our natural talent, we can usually excel.
  • Purpose - When you add purpose to natural talent and deliberate practice you get access to power that can give you perseverance.
  • Ambition - Ambition is the inner drive to achieve something you desire. I believe ambition helps us determine (decide on) our purpose.

There are many other factors involved in the success equation. However, I believe that natural talent is like oil. It reduces the friction and makes things easier.

The bottom line is, success is not one element. It is a combination of elements used effectively achieve a desired outcome.

To your success!

James Wilder

I write about success principles and practices that help dreamers take action and achieve their goals! I believe that success is for anyone that truly desires it.

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