Flashback to around this time last year when @leah_sava and @liljeffries walked the #RedCarpet at the Don Davis Legacy Foundation Awards & Tribute Gala! Much love to these two bright stars who both have birthdays this week! Happy birthday, Leah and Floyd!
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Lack of talent is the LAST reason why you cannot do something. Not the first.
One of my favourite stories about talent comes from Tim Grover at @attackathletics. He pursued basketball at a young age and worked tirelessly to stay competitive in high school.
But one day he was dominated by a player 3 years younger than him
That's when he knew he didn't have the talent required to play in the NBA.
But he only realized that after trying everything first.
He then refocused his efforts into becoming not just any trainer, but THE trainer. His client list includes Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
My suggestion to you. If you see someone who is 'talented', find out what they did to get there.
Do everything they did, but one more.
If they train 2 hours. You train 2 hours and 10 minutes.
If they sacrifice parties. You sacrifice your birthday.
If they sweat tears, you sweat blood.
If you're still nowhere near their level, they might be talented.
I read that Kobe Bryant's early success was due to modeling Michael Jordan's behavior.
Unfortunately, most people don't do this. 90% of people call me 'talented' without ever asking about my history. They're basically talking about something they don't know.
The average guy starts working out to become 'cool'.
I started working out because I was being physically abused at a young age, and got fed up with feeling weak and helpless.
That's not talent, that's circumstance.
Sometimes you need talent, but most of the time, you don't.