Talent and effort equal hard work equals potential success, but even with effort hard work may not always equal success without a modicum of talent.
Not everyone who works hard will meet with success and those with talent who don’t work hard, may only need to rely on their talent to get them through. It’s not always fair when people who work hard, but don’t have talent, fail to make headway, and then you have people who it’s clear have talent, who don’t work hard, and still achieve.
Hard work may help people compensate for less talent, which is why it’s important we understand our own limitations and goals, and work within our means. But talent may come at a cost, because talent can and often does make people lazy.
When we know we can do something, we rely less on hard work, because we already know it’s what other people will want and although hard work doesn’t always give us a guarantee, our determination nd us using our initiative can pull us through.
Often, people’s evaluation of their own talents are overrated. Not everyone is as talented as they think, but even without the talent, with initiative and hard work, we can pull through.
Not everyone will have talent, but with initiative and common sense and continued hard work, we can come through.