“Talent Is Overrated”

It’s a haunting and humbling realization.  Those words I’m quoting from a lost source.  That which struck to the core.  Quick smirk here.

What else is there?

“…talent without hard work is a tragedy.” – Robert Half

“…talent is nothing without focus and endurance…” – Haruki Murakami

“Talent without ambition is like a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dali

…and my favorite out of the many out there:

“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates.  There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I’m coming out of a three-week writing hiatus with simple thoughts on self-motivation.  The words aren’t going to string themselves into a sentence.  The paintbrush cannot paint its own portrait.  The song is mute until I sing it.  And my body is but a vessel until I dance.  My soul is definitely idle until I let it free in expression.  So I’ll write…draw…paint…sing…dance.  And create.  Create to the soul’s content.

A lot has happened in three weeks.  I will update in due time.  But for now, I’m relishing this wonderful feeling of being able to write again.  Gotta love WordPress!

These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do.


Author: Jennifer Longinos

I'm a freelance writer and a homeschooling mom of two awesome toddlers. If we aren't out on an adventure, we spend most of our days tickling each other on the bedroom floor, making things explode in the kitchen, jumping on piles of laundry before and after washing, or just doing random little things that make life absolutely worth it.

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