Talent Without Hard work Is Useless


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To achieve success in life, you need to put in your best. Not only in the financial aspect, but also in other areas of life. The famous and successful people we see today didn't just magically get to that position. They toiled day and night, worked hard, and did a lot of things to make sure they succeed in life.

A lot of rich and famous people didn't find life easy from the start. While some were born with a silver spoon, others were born into poor backgrounds and had to climb up the hill to succeed.

The road to success isn't a smooth one. It is a narrow path filled with so many obstacles. Obstacles that can make you turn back just when you're almost at the end of the tunnel.

Hard work and talent are vital keys to attaining success. Have you ever wondered why some people learn something faster than others? Because they are just naturally gifted.

During my childhood days, one of my cousins who used to live with me in my parents’ house, was very good at repairing things. Trust me when I say this guy has never taken any lessons on how to repair things. He just naturally knows how to do it. Today, he is the boss of a big workshop. And I still find it very amusing when I know he never took lessons.


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I remember there were times when I also wanted to repair things like him. But after destroying (instead of repairing things) a lot of things, I found out I was just not talented in that area.

One of my hostel mates is also like that. She's a hairstylist and she's very good at it. I asked her if she learned it, and she told me she didn't. She just started it and found out she was good at it. Today, she makes a lot of money from it.

Our creator has blessed us with talents, it is up to us to discover and make good use of them.

Talent or hard work?


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Yes! Talent is very important. It puts you a step ahead. But talent without hard work is useless. My cousin, whom I mentioned earlier, if he hadn't practiced (repairing things) do you think he’d be very good at it, to the extent that he turned it into something that puts food on the table?

Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese footballer is a very good example of the importance of hard work. If you're a football fan, I'm sure you'll agree with me that he is one of the most hard-working footballers in the world. He started playing football when he was very young. Clearly, football is one of his talents, but he had to work hard to make sure he gets to the top.

Even though playing football is his talent, he still trains himself every day. He’s always the first to get to the training ground and the last person to leave. Today, Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world.

In my current line of work, which one do I have going for me

I’m a writer. I know a lot of people believe that writing is a talent and that the big writers we see today were all born with that talent. I’m not saying they are wrong, in fact, I totally agree with that. But as I have said earlier, talent without hard work is useless. The big writers today worked hard on their talent to make sure they succeed in life.

I started writing at the age of 10. As I clearly remember, I wrote my first novel when I was in JSS1 (Junior Secondary School 1). I was ten years old at that time. I stopped writing for a while after my novel got stolen, but I continued my writing journey when I got to SSS1. I wrote short stories for a Whatsapp group. The members of the WhatsApp group loved it so much that they kept on requesting more.

I also wrote articles for different websites and I got paid for writing.

Writing is my talent. But without hard work, I wouldn't be where I am today. Thanks to hive and the hive learners community, I can boldly say my writing skills have greatly improved.

Back in the days when I used to write for a WhatsApp group, I didn't know anything about proofreading. I wrote and submitted stories just like that. But when I joined hive, I got to know the importance of writing articles. Not just any articles, but quality ones. I got to know the importance of proofreading and I started applying it to my work.

In conclusion
Talent puts you a step ahead, but without hard work, talent remains useless.



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You have said a whole lot of things but then when you gave an example of hardwork and talent using Christiano Rolando as a case study, it gave me goosebumps. I've heard of his story so many times but then he was just the perfect example to portray your point.

When we want to be good at anything, it is advised that you always do what others find hard to do. Rolando did not just went early for his training, he also stayed behind after every single training to do some extra work, that's it, the key to being the best! DO WHAT OTHERS FIND HARD TO DO

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Oh yes! That is why he's my role model. He's not just hardworking, he's a whole lot of things.

Do what others find hard to do
Hmmm. This sentence is really deep. Is this what motivates you?

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Oh yes! That is why he's my role model. He's not just hardworking, he's a whole lot of things.

Do what others find hard to do
Hmmm. This sentence is really deep. Is this what motivates you?

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That's a really good pick for a role model.

Not all the time but most times, hehehe.

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I always told my friends that sometimes achieving success in life is about how far you push yourself, how hard you work, and not just about talent.
Talent is meant to be supplemented with hard work, otherwise you may succeed but you will never reach your full potential.

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Hello there!
Yes, you're right. Talent is meant to be supplemented with hard work.

Thanks for stopping by.

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The talent will just be useless if we do not practice what we are good at. No matter how good we are in a particular thing, if we do not work hard, we won't get anywhere.

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Hello there, princess.
I'm glad you agree with me that talent is useless without hard work. We need to work hard, improve our talents to get good results.

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You made your oints so clear and I cannot help but agree with you that takkent without hardwork doesn't pay off.
Thanks for sharing.

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Having writing skills as a talent you have to write thrice in a week and put your writing into practice if not that talent will be no more.

So,talent and hard work goes together and talent without hard-work might go to a waste.

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Hello there, babe.
You're totally right. Talent and hard work go together. Without hard work, talent is just a waste.

Thanks for stopping by❤️.

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There was this video I came across once and in that video that man said 90% of the rich men you see did not make their wealth through inheritance. What he wanted to say was that most of the rich people we see have worked really really hard for their money.

Using Ronaldo as an example is the perfect example really. What I don’t like about what most people say is that they think he didn’t have any talent at all and all he achieved was through hard work.

He was good just that he needed to work extra hard to be noticed. I will choose hard work over a lazy talented person all day long.

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Rubi, my man.
I hope you're doing well, brother.

Oh yes! I get irritated when people sayy “Ronaldo isn't talented” unlike Messi who was born with talent. So silly, huh?

Your talent will be useless if you don't work hard and Improve yourself. Ronald worked on his talent, and today he's one of the best footballers in the world.

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Am fine my guy favour.

Oh yep that’s very true. Rather surprisingly those people never ever agree he has a little talent in him😂.

Well, I can understand where they are coming from😂

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talent are beautiful but without us activating it with hard work it will only remain a story of i can do this , i can do that

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No matter what your dream is, pursuing it requires commitment and hard work. No one ever got anywhere without working for it. Knowledge is power too.

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Oh yes! Commitment, determination, hard work, and consistency are important tools.

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Well you are boss my friend, you have said it all the moment you made it known that both qualities are inseparable, they go hand in hand to function well and about your cousin, he is naturally gifted and with hard work he is who is today...

Well Ronaldo is a talented football but if he didn't train he will be less skilled but he worked hard to become who he is today and that is beautiful...

Nice write up my man...

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Hello there, fox.
This is one of the reasons he's my role model. He doesn't just rely on his talent, instead, he worked hard.

Thanks for stopping by, bro.

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You said it all, talent gives you an edge over people but without hard work, it is weightless. To make it huge with our talent, we must work hard as well.

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Thanks for stopping by and for your amazing comment, George.

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