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Talent vs Perseverance


I read an interesting article a while ago that suggested that hard work wins out over raw talent. The methodology was to tell some children how good they were (talent) and others how hard working they were; in a subsequent test, the “talented” children performed worse while the “hard workers” showed an improvement.

That isn’t to say that talent counts for nothing, nor that hard work can accomplish everything. However, I do think that diligence and perseverance will catch up with almost all except those who can bring those same virtues to build on their natural head start.

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