What counts more hard work or talent
While sewing, my friend asked why I left baking to fashion designing. My answer was that I wasn’t good at it, so putting effort into learning would help me learn more than baking. Sometimes we don’t try to improve at something when we feel we are already good at it, but with devotion and determination, it can be possible to cultivate any skill. Although talent can be a significant factor in wanting a person pursues, hard work is more critical when finding success.
First, everyone has an opportunity in life, and probably many do something they aren’t good at it. If a person has relied on talent and does not practice hard work when the time comes in life, they wouldn’t find success by depending on other skills. An example of this happened to me in school. We all had to take a general course, not our desired field of study. My weakness was in chemistry. In high school, I applied for a computer science course because my friends were taking the class, and it would bypass a similar required credit in college. I failed every test because I did not naturally understand the subject and didn’t have the drive to study because classroom learning has always been my talent. My lack of hard work has become a habit in the classroom. It was in the class I noticed that everything wouldn’t come quickly. I had to learn to work hard and not just rely on my talent because the would be a time when my skill wouldn’t be enough to help me have the success I desired.
I agree that there are things we are naturally good with depending on the skills we are good at doing. But we wouldn’t be successful without hard work in the things we are good at. When I was 11 years, my dad noticed the love I had for playing basketball. He encouraged me to enroll in training which I got registered, but I still felt it was challenging and not fun. I often want to quit. But by the time I was 15, I was skilled at playing basketball, but if I had stopped instead of working hard when I faced challenges in practice, I wouldn’t have been successful in developing my talent. Above all, my experience and the word of President Hinckley in the 1989 General Conference talk titled “Rise to Stature of the Divine within You” taught me that we should not “nag ourselves with the thought of failure.” Many people, at one time or another, have felt that when we don’t believe in our effort as we work hard, it hinders our success. I have seen this word proven true in my own life.
Additionally, my spiritual study towards working on reading the bible twice a week and on helping others grow spiritually supports the idea that we should not “nag ourselves with the thought of failure.” Finding ways to use our talents to bless the lives of others can take work, so to find success, we need more than just the talent, but the willingness to put forth the work necessary to share our talent, which can be achieved when we don’t give up
Indeed, hard work is essential to success, even if the talent starts the part. Knowing this will empower us to not only work through challenges we face but seek opportunities to learn. Whether it’s a school course, a talent we’re pursuing, or a talent we’re trying to share, hard work will be the most significant factor in creating success.