Talent might be something we are all born with. There are people whose talents manifest early in their lives.
Some people find it incredibly easy and effortless to draw well, while some people might some serious coaching and workshops before getting a flower done in a canvas.
Knowing what the talent of a child is probably one of the many exciting things parenthood could have. Needless to say, talents are very special gifts from above.
But have you ever met a person so talented, however, his life is not something that you would want for yourself or for your family?
Have you ever met a person whose life has been stagnant when back in high school he or she was the most popular athlete?
Do you know a whiz kid from your college who never really made it big in the real science world?
If any of these questions ring a bell for you, then it is most probably that you have met ultra talented people who just did not have enough work ethics and determination to go with their skills.
Will Smith is entirely different. He is the living proof that dreams do come true for talented and hard working people at the same time.
If you still think talent is enough for anyone to climb up the corporate ladder or become a world renowned artist, think again.
Successful people like Will Smith did not depend on their talents. They worked hard and proved their “sickening” work ethic, as the box office actor and producer puts it.
In a television interview some years ago, Will Smith gave more credit to his work ethics and perseverance to excel than to his talent in terms of the success he is enjoying now.
He said he has worked so hard that when a person is sleeping, he is working. And when another person is eating — guess what he does — he’s working.
Will Smith never became complacent despite his obvious skills in acting. He always strived to be the best, probably because he knows that there will always be someone even better than you are.
The magic in staying power in any industry is hard work.
Before we saw the other half of Men In Black cast, there was Will Smith who worked long hours.
Before the film I Am Legend hit the box office, there was a certain Will Smith who worked hard.
It was not purely talent for him, attitude towards work also went into play.
In fact, he does not regard himself as a super talented guy, he only thinks of himself as above average.
So the next time you meet someone who is very talented, try to motivate this person harder especially if the person you met is the person looking back at you in the mirror.
Prevent the stagnant life because you do not deserve it. Work hard because you owe it to yourself and to your family.