THE IRRESISTIBLE INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS

It's common to hear that the most important requirement for success in any career is having natural talent. But practically every prominent instance of a major accomplishment takes some level of effort.


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While talent is a hidden asset and a kind of wildcard that can be leveraged as a competitive advantage, it is worthless without hard work. Working hard is what keeps you going and producing at a high level for extended periods of time.

Therefore, you will always need to work hard regardless of your talent. In addition, talent is something that either one has or one does not. But you may cultivate a work ethic as a habit that will advance you significantly in life.

A man who works hard will succeed more than a man with talent but is unwilling to put in the effort necessary to use that talent.


Hard work is necessary for success but talent isn’t.

Talent requires hard work in order to shine brightly and remain vibrant. In other words, you need to put in a lot of work if you want to be relevant in whatever area you're in!

Talent is truly a gift because it gives you a head start on what to do. However, you cannot stop there; you must continue to put in the work to advance.

You could be the most talented person in the universe. However, if you do not put up the effort to keep it alive and demonstrate it to others, you will pass up chances to succeed to the degree that you are capable of.

When you have a talent but don't put in the effort, you are essentially cheating yourself by letting your potential go dormant. It's like shooting yourself in the leg.

If you don't put in a lot of effort, that talent will remain dormant and will eventually burn out slowly, like a candle without a flame.


For talent to be effective, it must be honed.

Simply put, having talent is insufficient unless it is developed further. Talent can only be put to good use if its owner takes the required steps to develop it, in addition to working hard.

If your only skill is guitar playing, for example, there are many other individuals who are also proficient with the instrument, thus your skill will only take you so far.

How will you differentiate yourself from the competition and move up the list of candidates for gigs? You would achieve this by figuring out ways to improve your guitar-playing abilities, whether that entails discovering new finger tricks, honing a specific strumming style, or mastering several guitar models.

Now, the reason I picked that example is because I have two close friends who have become my brothers and who play the guitar so well: @starstrings01 and @olujay. I've watched them practice with their guitars innumerable times, always with complete dedication and fervour.

They may already have the talent to play the guitar so well, which is fine, but they didn't stop there. Instead, they continued to hone their skills by putting themselves through rigorous training, picking up new finger tricks, and perfecting a specific strumming technique. This process can last for hours.

I spend a lot of time with them, so I've observed them working on a single skill for hours at a time. When they are practicing, they do so diligently. I mean, I have observed them remain fixated on their instruments until they achieve their goals.

Most of the time, I think to myself, "Why do they go through all of these demanding trainings?" I'll add, "These are men who have recognized the value of "hard work" in honing their talent and setting themselves apart from their colleagues."

Regardless of your level of talent, hard work is a necessity for achieving and maintaining success.

Talent gives us a spark, but hard effort enables us to build a flame that will endure for a very long time. Talent can attract interest and exposure.

Your inherent talents can help you gain initial attention and open doors to prospects.

Hard work, on the other hand, is what equips you with the means to seize such chances or opportunities and then mold them into reality.

Hard work maintains your existence whether your talent is great or your innate ability is average.

This enables you to reach your full potential and perform above expectations.

In Conclusion 

To be clear, there is nothing wrong about having talents. Even if you have not yet discovered your unique talent, everyone is born with the ability to be good at something. However, it takes a lot more than talent to succeed at any level and in any industry.

Working hard is the Irresistible ingredient for success.

Thanks for reading my blog, see you in the next.



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Hmmm… to be successful in life, talents is not enough. It goes way beyond having talents but the willingness for growth through handwork and persistence.

Bro this guitar thing needs time to learn and so as every other skill existing. Without sacrificing my time to learn, I cannot grow.

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Hhhmm! One also needs to be determined. I believe HardWork and determination goes hand in hand.

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I so much agree with you bro.
Most persons get so confident in there skill that they don't see a need to work hard to keep the skill..

Indeed success comes from having a skill(because I know getting a skill is still effort) and then working hard to improve or keep been efficient in your skill.
Thank you for the great piece😊!

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I believe that anyone that does that it’s simply shooting him/her self in the leg. I mean, how would you have a great talent and refuse to hone that talent by putting in the work.

Even Gold, before it became shiny and valuable, it had to go through rigorous process before it becomes that attractive.

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Your right on this 😃
Hardwork please!

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I love your stAtement about how a man who works hard will succeed more than a man with talent if he didn’t work as hard as the other one… I think that is the case of Ronaldo and Messi… Messi is a talented football and he played and control the ball without effort, it is just as if the ball sticks in his leg when he is with it but there is Ronaldo with all his hard work was able to perform wonders with the ball

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You get the point!
I think Ronaldo just proved that statement correct 💯.

I’m a die-hard fan of Ronaldo, trust me when I say I have been following him since when I was young. I admire his resilience, HardWork and determination that he puts in his football career.

He has really inspired me so much, I now believe that I can become whatever I want to become as long as I’m ready to put in the work.

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Yea it is all about dedication and fighting spirit, never to give up no matter the obstacles on the way ….

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True facts a lot of talented people don't put enough effort to be successful in what ever day engage in and tend to be lazy

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When I see some people relaxing in their comfort zone due to one talent they are being blessed with, I smile because if one fail to stretch himself by working hard...then you will be limited...

I agree with your points here and I am determined to succeed, so hardwork all the way.👌👍

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Exactly! Any talent that it’s not been worked on would remain dormant and fade away!

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Greetings @t-gold ❤️😊

Firstly I want to commend you for coming up with such a creative and inspiring content. I also agree with your point about hardwork being an essential importance to attain success rather than talent due to the fact that being hardworking will definitely open lot of opportunities for you.

Thanks for sharing this great post with love from @hardaeborla and I hope you have a great day ahead 😊❤️💕😊

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Thank you very much @hardaeborla for the compliments 👏

Exactly! Talent without HardWork won’t get anyone anywhere in life rather the talent would just fade away and be dormant.

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Talents and hardworking works together and for a person talent to come to light he or she must be ready to put the required effort by being hardworking and making use of his talent .

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You are right on point!

HardWork is an enhancer to one’s talent 💯

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When they are practicing, they do so diligently.

It is one thing to even be working hard to be perfect and it´s another thing to do it with happiness and diligence. You can´t achieve the best even if you work hard and you aren´t showing interest and be happy with what you are doing. Talent and hard work are both together and would help one become great in such skill.

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Talent requires hard work in order to shine brightly and remain vibrant. In other words, you need to put in a lot of work if you want to be relevant in whatever area you're in!

I love this, talent without hard work is a waste. Ones relevancy is not sure, when you add determination, perseverance with hard work to ones talent, success is guaranteed. Thanks for sharing this.

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@olujay, @starstrings01, and @monioluwa - I welcomed @t-gold (and recommended his intro for an OCD upvote) on September 24th largely because he was onboarded by you, so I felt confident he would understand how Hive works.

Sadly, I was wrong.

I see four of his recent posts have been tagged as plagiarize/spun -

https://peakd.com/hive-153850/@t-gold/fashion-as-a-form-of-self-expression
https://peakd.com/hive-153850/@t-gold/that-one-customer
https://peakd.com/hive-153850/@t-gold/observing-from-a-retrospective-standpoint-oror-who-has-it-better
https://peakd.com/hive-153850/@t-gold/the-irresistible-ingredient-for-success

Now I will be extra cautious when deciding whether or not to recommend anyone you onboard.

And @t-gold, I think you can understand why I'm downvoting all of your current posts. Stealing content from other people is entirely unacceptable, as I mentioned in my first comment to you.

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I am as much surprised with these reply. I believe t-gold knows what plagiarism is and it’s consequences. This is why I am surprised. I would go over these shared articles myself. Thank you for sharing.. I apologize for this happening.

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Apologies are not the way to absolve ourselves of letting this happen right under our noses, although we sincerely offer them. We take responsibility for this erroneous act by the newbie we onboarded and vouched for.

We understand that our recommendations will now be questionable. We take it as a call to restructure and attend to our loopholes.

And for the newbie in question, the necessary course of action will be taken to curb this abuse and keep Hive safe in our little way.

Thank you, @traciyork.

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