Is talent a blessing or a curse?

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Stephen King 1947 – Have you ever looked at someone you considered successful and secretly wished you’d been born with their talent? Have you ever silently cursed your parents because you weren’t blessed with a particular genetic gift? When you think about highly successful people, do you believe their success was a result of talent, or effort? Consider Tiger Woods, one of the most successful golfers ever. Do you believe his success was due to natural athletic ability or …
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How do you view yourself?

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with — a man is what he makes of himself. Alexander Graham Bell 1847 – 1922 When you look in the mirror, how do you perceive yourself? Do you see a person possessing limited resources and abilities? Or do you see someone capable of learning and growing, and therefore able to get what they want from life? No one knows your reaction but you. But if we answered honestly, I suspect a high number of us would confess to believing their resources and abilities are limited. …
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Dancing deaf

Today’s Lesson is from my daughter and editor, Cheryl Chancellor. We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616 Last week, Nyle DiMarco became the latest winner in the TV competition show Dancing With the Stars. That might not sound like an unbelievable achievement except for one fact: DiMarco is completely deaf. Many people would say that even participating in such a competition was an impossible goal for a deaf person. Early on in the season, one of the judges suggested that DiMarco needed to work on his “musicality”; his partner and …
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