Being Talented Or Gifted Is Not Enough For You To Succeed: More Is Required

By Steve Biko Wafula / Published May 12, 2023 | 8:54 am




KEY POINTS

Disciplined, controlled, teachable, consistent, and prayerful – these qualities, when harnessed effectively, pave the way for lasting success and prevent the unfortunate outcome of talented individuals experiencing destitution in their twilight years.


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Talent, undoubtedly, is a precious gift bestowed upon a fortunate few. Whether it be in the realms of art, music, literature, or any other field, talented individuals possess a unique aptitude that sets them apart from the masses.


In a world captivated by tales of gifted individuals rising to prominence, it is easy to assume that talent alone can guarantee success and prosperity. However, history has shown us time and again that talent alone is not enough to sustain a fruitful and fulfilling life.

Disciplined, controlled, teachable, consistent, and prayerful – these qualities, when harnessed effectively, pave the way for lasting success and prevent the unfortunate outcome of talented individuals experiencing destitution in their twilight years.

The Allure of Talent

Talent, undoubtedly, is a precious gift bestowed upon a fortunate few. Whether it be in the realms of art, music, literature, or any other field, talented individuals possess a unique aptitude that sets them apart from the masses. Their abilities captivate and inspire others, often giving rise to admiration and even envy. However, talent, like any other attribute, is merely a starting point, a foundation upon which greatness can be built.

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The Role of Discipline

Discipline acts as the bedrock upon which talent flourishes. It is the unwavering commitment to hone one’s skills, dedicating countless hours to practice and self-improvement. Talented individuals who lack discipline may find themselves squandering their potential, unable to harness their abilities effectively. Discipline provides the structure and focus required to refine talent and transform it into tangible achievements.

The Importance of Control

While talent may bestow extraordinary abilities, control is what allows these abilities to be channeled effectively. Without control, talent can become a double-edged sword, leading to erratic behavior, impulsive decisions, and an inability to sustain long-term success. Control encompasses emotional intelligence, self-regulation, and the ability to make sound choices. Talented individuals who lack control often find themselves succumbing to their own vices, leading to their downfall.

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The Virtue of Teachability

No matter how talented one may be, the journey of learning should never cease. Teachability is the willingness to embrace new ideas, accept guidance, and remain open to criticism. Talented individuals who believe they know it all risk stagnation and becoming outdated in a rapidly evolving world. By embracing teachability, they expand their horizons, adapt to new challenges, and continue to grow alongside their talents.

The Power of Consistency

Consistency is the fuel that sustains talent over the long haul. It is the determination to show up day after day, regardless of circumstances, and deliver one’s best effort. Talented individuals who lack consistency may experience flashes of brilliance but fail to maintain a sustained level of excellence. It is through consistent effort that they establish a reputation, build trust, and garner opportunities that lead to long-term success.

The Strength of Prayer

Amidst the pursuit of talent and success, the power of prayer should not be overlooked. Prayer provides a spiritual anchor, a connection to something beyond oneself. It instills humility, gratitude, and a sense of purpose. Talented individuals who neglect the spiritual aspect of their journey may find themselves lost in a whirlwind of fame and fortune, devoid of inner peace and fulfillment. Prayer offers solace during difficult times and a reminder of the higher purpose behind their talents.

In a world captivated by talent, it is essential to recognize that talent alone is not a guarantee of prosperity and contentment. The qualities of discipline, control, teachability, consistency, and prayer serve as the pillars that support and nourish talent, enabling it to blossom into lasting success.

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About Steve Biko Wafula

Steve Biko is the CEO OF Soko Directory and the founder of Hidalgo Group of Companies. Steve is currently developing his career in law, finance, entrepreneurship and digital consultancy; and has been implementing consultancy assignments for client organizations comprising of trainings besides capacity building in entrepreneurial matters.He can be reached on: +254 20 510 1124 or Email: info@sokodirectory.com

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