As he began to show progress
he also began to get compliments from his astounded
teacher and from his fellow students who had formally
laughed at him and teased him. He started to enjoy the
compliments until, what had started as a determined act
of frustration, eventually became a joy and the love of
This gentleman's story is not the only one of its kind.
If you take the time to read biographies then you will
discover that, in every field of endeavor, there are
countless stories of people who became great in spite
of, or because of, a lack of talent in that field.
Then if talent isn't a
necessary ingredient for success, what is?
If you look for the common
trends amongst those who overcame a lack of talent you
will find that they each had a strong emotional
incentive to succeed and they each had an all-consuming
dedication to performing the necessary tasks required