Hard Work Beats Talent, When Talent Doesn’t Work Hard

26 Dec

I decided to write a post today because I felt the inspiration from the great news I received …

My brother has been noticed by a basketball coach in Methodist University in North Carolina. My brother has been playing basketball since middle school. He developed basketball skills that he wasn’t born with which means he’s always had to work twice as hard as others to get ahead. So this email about his highlight tape is great news!  (Ill show you his highlight tape at the end of this post. ) 🙂

So this post today is dedicated to him and everyone else striving for what they want. This post is for people who are looking to be better than they are; improve their life.

Today we are slowly getting sucked in by the convenience that technology offers that we get comfortable. The current generation has easy access to everything they need right at their fingertips. Even those born with talent get things easily.

What’s talent without hard work?

Working hard pays off &  develops good discipline when working towards a goal. Being hard working will show us to appreciate everything we have.  It’s true that nothing comes easy, which makes accomplishing things much more rewarding.

Working hard for something comes with a short term sacrifice and a long term gain. To me, living a life routinely without pursing what you want most is not living happy.

Are you so caught up in  living your life instead of designing a living?

It is so easy to get comfortable, settle and accept current life conditions. The problem with that is that we don’t grow when we get comfortable. We stay in the same spot doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.

To get better result, we’ve gotta be willing to change.  Today is a day to stop and think about what you’ve been missing. 

You’re past does not equal your future.

Many of us don’t pursue our dream or passion because we think we don’t have what it takes. We refer to our past, point at our mistakes, and use those downfalls as proof that it won’t work….

Let me let you in on a secret…

You can write down all those downfalls on a paper, burn it, and turn into a new person tomorrow. You just have to decide to.

  • Who do you want to become?  For your kids, family, partner, career, coworkers…
  • What do you have to do to become this? Enroll in public speaking classes, go to school, attend networking events…
  • Who can you follow that is getting what you want? Study, follow, and contact them if possible.
  • What can you do now to take one step forward and get something started? Research, make a phone call, send an email.

As you answer these questions, just know I’m right there with you doing the same thing. Tell me about your goals, ill tell you about mine! Share your answers to these questions. I’ve already shared mine in my previous post: Don’t let your struggle create your identity… Attack Fear

Break through staying comfortable and work hard to go for what you want.

Emilio Perez’s Basketball Highlights

emilio perez basketball highlight tape


2 Responses to “Hard Work Beats Talent, When Talent Doesn’t Work Hard”

  1. Brandon Armistead December 27, 2012 at 2:07 am #

    great post it goes to show you what a little big of effort can do!

    • jperez89 December 27, 2012 at 2:15 am #

      For sure, thanks for the support!

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