Talent does not exist

If someone is good at something, that does not mean he is talented! I don’t believe in the ‘term’ talent. Talent is a term coined by ‘lazy’ people who don’t want to work their ass-off but want to give themselves an excuse that they can’t do it because they are not talented enough! If you think all the great people who have lived on the face of Earth were born with some kind of special talent – you are right! They were born with a set of hands, feet, legs and arms, two eyes, one nose, one mouth and two ears – and what makes them different from the crowd is their will, their determination and their passion for the thing they loved!

People who are genius at science, were not born with the algorithms and theories etched in their brains – they learned, they practiced, they failed and they again rose up. People who are amazing dancers or singers or painters or writers – they were not born with a mic in their hand, or with a pen in their hand. The great writers were the people who started with learning ‘ABCD’ at some school in their childhood and then started learning grammar, verbs, nouns and adjectives and improved their skills everyday. Calling them “talented”, is an insult to their hard-work.

They just have one thing different from the crowd and that is – ‘they refuse to give up!’ It’s not that they never failed, they just never stopped trying.

People love to see the dancers dancing on TV. Nobody wants to practice for 24 hours non-stop like them and get blisters under their feet! People love to hear songs that are sung in melodious voices, but no one is willing to sing for 3 continuous days without sleeping. People love to see the paintings that artists create, but nobody is willing to start with practicing straight-lines. They all want to be the Picasso, but without putting in any efforts – I’m sorry, that’s not possible!

So if you think you are not talented – think again. You are talented. You can be the greatest dancer, the greatest singer or the greatest writer. You can be what you want to be – if you put in efforts and you promise yourself that no matter what, you will not give up until you are successful. Then see the results! You are the master of your own universe, and you are not less or inferior to anyone. You should fall, you should fail, but you should never compromise with your life. You get one life to live, and if you don’t live it on your terms, what’s the fun of living? So decide what you want to be, and put all your energy and efforts in that direction. You will be a master of that art sooner than you think you could be!

One Life…

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  Comments (29)

  • Balaji

    January 16, 2016

    Very Nice. Hard work brings sheers talent. It is all about hitting it right and hitting the form 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 17, 2016

      Yeah, thanks 🙂

  • Muddassir Hussain Ahmad

    January 23, 2016

    Indeed! Talent is combination of your passion,dream ,hard work and will power.
    Another good one article. I guess I’m getting addiction of your writings 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 23, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Richa

    January 24, 2016

    Another excellent article from you! And what you said is true indeed.

    • Mehek

      January 27, 2016

      Thank you Richa! 🙂

  • Nandita

    January 27, 2016

    Hii…loved this article. It was so inspiring.
    Keep writing. You’ve got the power to make people rise.I am currently in a bad phase but reading this gave me hope once again. 🙂

    • Mehek

      January 27, 2016

      Thank you Nandita! 🙂 I’m glad I could help…

  • Vansh

    February 1, 2016

    Everyone has to work hard for doing something extra ordinary, but when someone can do it flawlessly without making much efforts.. we call him/her talented. I agree that everyone can be successful with determination, passion, hard work etc. but not everyone in the same field. And YES.. someone can be born talented in a particular way.

    • Mehek

      February 3, 2016

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Jinu

    March 28, 2016

    Thankyou so much Mehek. This was really inspiring. Some of my close friends always used to tell me that I am blessed and talented and they wish to be like that but they can’t, as they are not ‘talented’ and I used to be clueless as to what to tell them. Now it seems I have something to share with them 🙂

    • Mehek

      March 29, 2016

      Thanks for the praise Jinu 🙂

  • Shweta

    April 13, 2016

    one of the bests from you 🙂

    • Mehek

      April 13, 2016

      Thanks Shweta! 🙂

  • Divyanshu

    April 29, 2016

    I usually dont express myself or comment on posts much but I gotta say, I followed you here from Quora, nice website you got here. I am fond of your answers on quora, about dating and all, though I don’t have any girlfriend, but still I read them, i get to learn from someone else’s experience.
    Anyway, Nice, Keep up the good work!

    • Mehek

      April 30, 2016

      Thank you so much 🙂

  • Sourav

    May 28, 2016

    Well, I followed to here from Quora! I am a strong believer of Hard Work(or Smart Work ,whatever ). Most of us does not believe in this . All they do, blame god not for giving opportunity. You portrayed it well. Loved It!

    • Mehek

      June 3, 2016

      Thanks Sourav! 🙂

  • Anjali

    June 10, 2016

    Beautiful it was..

  • Akshaya

    July 8, 2016

    Loved ur article..made me think positive about life.I love all ur stories.Keep writing.

    • Mehek

      July 9, 2016

      Thanks a lot Akshaya! 🙂

  • Prashant Yadav

    August 22, 2016

    Absolutely phenomenal !!!!!!!! I am feeling like some kind of rejuvenated.=D

    • Mehek

      August 27, 2016

      Thanks Prashant! 🙂

  • Shivam Panwar

    March 18, 2017

    Take 100 kids who never drawn anything and ask them to draw tree maybe then you will believe in talent and if that’s not enough for you, ask them to draw the picture of their choice now this don’t Jude them by their drawing ( judge them by their creative thinking).Talent does exist but rarely anyone do the things which they are born for.

    • Mehek

      March 19, 2017

      I disagree 🙂 That’s pre-conceived notion in my opinion, and drawing also comes greatly with practice. I’ve experienced it myself (up-close and personal). IF someone has never seen a tree in his life, how can he draw one? And if he’s able to draw tremendously well, that comes greatly with practice.

  • Anju nair

    July 7, 2017

    You really know how to hit a point.
    Luv u
    Keep writing and your ideas really can motivate

    • Mehek

      July 8, 2017

      Thank You! 🙂

  • Anil sharma

    July 21, 2017

    Luv u mam for ur great lines …these are not just lines but a motivationa speech ….thanks alot

    • Mehek

      July 21, 2017

      Thanks Anil! 🙂