"Yeah, but so are you!"
And then I remembered my artistic skills...
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I often neglect them in my older age, but when I was younger I couldn't go a day without marking something with a illustration or two. I used to win competitions and impress folks all the time. And then I would always here that famous line...
"Oh you are so talented, I wish I could draw."
And I thought I was talented. In fact, I used to believe it was in my genes. My father and my brother both had artistic skills. But now I have come to realize in this day and age how in retrospect I had built my talent with lots of hard work and persistence. Because I was fascinated with drawing since I was a baby (and stuck with it) I had developed an eye for copying and creating images with a pencil.
Scientific studies have proven that talent is no more than the result of consistent hard work. Expertise, in particular, arises from years of dedication like 10,000 hours worth!
I am all about goal setting, so I though I might dwell on some questions prompted by a great article on talent here.
Areas I am talented in:
Areas that I like to be talented in (more):
- Memorization of Qur'an
- Running a Business
- Communication Skills (Being more effective, savvy, communicate my thoughts more clearly)
Baby steps are best when trying to develop habits. I will keep you posted once I develop a rhythm for developing these skills.
What kinds of skills would you like to improve upon? Are any of you working consistently on any goal right now?