As this post got buried on the blog the last time I posted it, I have reposted.
I’ve been reading this book recently and it resonates with me. Of all the things I have done in life I have maintained most wasn’t talent, just hard work and lots of practice; but maybe that is how you acquire talent? I’m learning to play the piano at the moment. I’m rubbish, but getting more ‘talented’ everyday.
If your desire is strong enough you can achieve many wonderful things. Having worked up from an very ordinary background, I firmly believe that this is true. If you want an insight into how many different types of people have become successful, have a read of Bounce. A good book.