How talented are you at what you do? This is not a trick question. Just think about your skills in any area of your career and validate your talent if you can – to yourself. Talent is described as “a natural aptitude or skill,” according to google. Another definition from dictionary.com states, “talent is an exceptional natural ability, especially in a particular activity….”It further states, “talent is often thought of as the kind of ability that comes without training – something that you’re born with.”
The above definitions seem abstract and incomplete from reality, in my opinion. Talent can be cultivated. It can be a skill taken and developed into an exceptional gift which produces results beyond average and good. Businesspeople develop their skills and become talented in managing and operating their businesses through trial, testing, failure, challenges, results and achievements. What makes the great- great in business is persistence, perseverance and sheer determination to win, through effort. Developing capacity is evidenced talent on show!
Jeff Bezos is a talented businessman as is Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and many others. In sports, music, life, there are many folks we consider talented in their career accomplishments. In this post it is Usain Bolt who speeds through track, breaking records and defying norms of humility to claim the rewards of his genetic and developed talents. In his interview with Terri-Karelle in the Digicel MasterClass series finale, Usain Bolt describes his commitment to being the best, achieving his goals and winning, through discipline hard work, commitment and perseverance. After watching this interview as it unfolded, there was no doubt in my mind that this talented businessman worked hard and even harder to accomplish his goals. He is motivated by what he can do, and his self-awareness and confidence sets him apart from mediocrity. “I was so talented I didn’t need to dream” (Usain Bolt,2020). Yes, the ability to take on your talent and push it to its limits, is how you can achieve success in your business goals and life! The video below is one you want to see to the end!
**Please note I do not own nor have I been involved in this production, but sharing as a part of online learning.
Who works hardest and are the most disciplined will make it. Making sacrifices may mean changing the people you hang out with. Taking care of yourself, sleeping more, its a part of personally conditioning yourself on your success journey. Your circle of friends, mentors, coaches, with the same principles , drive, goals – the cheerleaders that are best friends are needed on this journey. Keeping the right people in your corner is a key element on your success journey as identified by Usain Bolt.
This Digicel MasterClass series held from November to December 2020 made a big impression on me, and in following through on a commitment to share my lessons, I have learnt even more. “Ask questions to make smart decisions” was powerful statement made by Usain Bolt in the interview, and this is what I’m closing with.
In 2021, lets ask questions, and seek out answers as we become better in our businesses and careers. Learning and new knowledge can make a positive difference in discovering your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Thank You Digicel!
About Me: Family and People are big motivators for me. Business Development, Entrepreneurship and everything else are intertwined, existing together in my life. As a problem-solver navigating through chaos and crisis is always my new normal. We can make sense of everything!
Give Hope to all you meet and watch the world grow!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for professional services – entrepreneurship, business consultancy, coaching and speaking appointments.