Beyond Talent: Unleashing the Best from Within

Why is it that seemingly two people with similar talents can get such drastically different results? One seems to have the Midas touch where everything turns to gold. While the other never seems to get a break and is often found on the losing side of his goals or achievements.  I was reminded of John C. Maxwell’s book called Talent Is Never Enough: Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent after reading my lawyer’s newsletter. In it John, outlines the following 13 principles that will allow you to separate yourself from the competition:

  1. Belief lifts your talent
  2. Passion energizes your talent
  3. Initiative activates your talent
  4. Focus directs your talent
  5. Preparation positions your talent
  6. Practice Sharpens your talent
  7. Perseverance Sustains your talent
  8. Courage tests your talent
  9. Teach-ability expands your talent
  10. Character protects your talent
  11. Relationships influence your talent
  12. Responsibility strengthens your talent
  13. Teamwork multiplies your talent

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