Thanks for reading, I just wanted to give my thoughts on something you tend to hear in life. I must say this particular statement tends to pop up when people or defending their own poor performance or trying to convince themself they can’t succeed. It’s usually something on the lines of “It’s easy for them they are natural”
To me there is no such thing as a natural, you have to work hard to be good at something and even harder to be great. I understand that when we first do something some people will be better at it than others and it seems to come a little bit more naturally but that does not mean we are not all capable of doing it. What really makes the difference is the motivation and the will to become successful, it’s about finding that connection with something, genuinely doing something you love and enjoy and applying time and repetition.
The most elite sports people in the world where not born at the level there are at today but they have such a love and a passion for what they do that enables them to put in the extra effort to make all the sacrifices that other people are not prepared to do in order to be the best.
So if you do not have that passion that love and that hunger then it’s easy to look at others and say I can’t be as good as them they are a natural. No, you just do not have the same drive, ambition and passion to dedicate the time and repetition that it has taken for them to get to that level.
If you truly want to be great at something then you have to find something that you love and enjoy, something that you do not mind making the necessary sacrifices for, something where you are prepared to do more than others around you in order to be successful. This is not about being a natural but about working hard to become great, it’s never easy at the top.
Just keep pushing and stay elevated
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