Hard Work, Talent, Perseverance, Greatness

Posted: August 26, 2021 in Uncategorized

The most important book for Christian creatives is the Bible. What might be the second most is a book by Erwin Raphael McManus called The Artisan Soul. It’s definitely the second most highlighted book I’ve read. It has so much wisdom in it. I particularly loved this quote.

“If we work hard enough, hard work will eventually be mistaken for talent. And if we refuse to give up, perseverance will eventually be mistaken for greatness.”

McManus is not negating the importance of talent, but what he is doing is stating what cannot afford to be overlooked. Talent will only take you so far, hard work is key. He also says “Potential is what talent looks like when it is undisciplined.” If we really want to succeed even in our areas of greatest ability, we have to do the work!

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