Those who lack talent expect things to happen without effort…At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus, talent is a species of vigor. ” Eric Hoffer
Reflection: Obviously, Hoffer had the insight to realize that identifying your talents or strengths was just one element in the equation for success. Yet, their are many talented people who end up in life frustrated and disappointed in their accomplishments. They sometimes blame bad circumstances, luck or no money as reasons for their failure. If you look at the 10,000 hour rule of success it becomes apparent that after you have identified your strengths it is important to spend the necessary time to become proficient or to unleash your talent. The question becomes do you have the fortitude, energy and time or are you willing to settle for less?