Do You Really?

I wish I could play the piano like that.

I wish I could play golf like that.

I wish I could find those great deals like you do.

I wish I were as organized as you are.

Really? Because, while many of these things involve some natural talent, mostly they involve a lot of hard work.

I know someone who rarely reads things all the way through. I love her, but she often misses vital information. She then gets a little frustrated that I know information that she’s missed. Still, it’s clear that her desire to be informed isn’t great enough for her to take the time to read all the way through the information that comes her way.

The people who really excel at most things have taken the time and effort to practice. They devote hours to that particular activity. If you aren’t willing to spend those hours you don’t really want to do what that other person does, at least not at the level they do.

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