People are born with talents. You better hope you get one that’s impressive or lucrative, because otherwise you’re screwed.
Take these two artists for example:
I didn’t choose these two artists so I could pick on the first one though. I actually picked these two because they illustrate my point, and there’s something really interesting about both of these guys: they have the same name. It’s not impossible, but “Jonathan Hardesty” isn’t the most common name to share.
The Difference Between The Jonathan Hardestys
I want to show you another comparison. It’s the Jonathans’ self portraits.
What are the chances of these two artists’ names being identical?
Jonathan #1 is from 2002. Jonathan #2 is from 2011, almost a decade later.
The Jonathans have the same DNA, the same mother, the same father. The difference between the two Jonathans is time, determination, and persistence. Talent doesn’t exist; get to work.
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.