Talent in your field will get you places however, to truly succeed in Business, Sports, heck in Life a combination of Persistence, Determination with Talent is what wins.
Think about this. In your mind how many people do you know who possess tremendous talent yet did not have the drive in persistence & determination to improve? To develop? To put in the effort? They did well but did they succeed?
Conversely think of those you know in Sports, Business and Life who possess adequate talent yet drove themselves relentlessly. They continued to improve to their ability. They went into their Business, Sport with the attitude that they will not lose. They push themselves and others to the next level.
Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States of America, stated this concept the best:
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Persistence, Determination over Talent. Your thoughts?