I'm pretty sure almost everyone has heard the phrase, “everyone can write!” There is more truth to the statement than people realize. Whether you have the talent or the skill, there is always a way to conquer what you set your mind to. Some rely more on one than the other, but the use of both is usually the best method of success.
Many people would consider Michael Jackson to have great talent in the art of music and choreography because he brought a new style to America – one that broke the music industry with moves no one has ever seen on live TV. Others would say Tom Cruise has talent in his acting career because he performs his own stunts, which is rare in the movie industry because of the injury rate. He has his talent in acting, which sprouts from roots of skill through having to learn each of his stunts before he performs them.
A perfect example of trained skill would be Heath Ledger. He knew how to study and work hard to put his best into his movies. He will always be remembered for his exceptional role in The Dark Knight. He became so engulfed in his character, The Joker, that he committed suicide through an overdose. Although his skill left him literally breathless, he knew how to do his best in every role he played. This is one primary key to being successful at anything in life.
Someone may have talent, but don’t form the skill to perfect that talent. Some don’t have the passion to learn the skill along with their talent. Some people don’t know the difference. That’s what this month is going to talk about: the difference between skill and talent. Perhaps by the end of this season of writing, you will learn the importance of skill and talent, and the benefits of using both, whether in writing or life goals.
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