Self Architect

Talent is an innate ability to perform a certain skill. And as such, you either have it in you or you don’t. While we are not all fortunate to possess talent(s), what we do have is the ability to build, from the ground up, a skill of interest.

Unlike talent, skill is an asset we are all privy to. It is equally accessible and can be developed over time. In essence, you begin with nothing and end with something. There is greater gratitude for one’s prowess when it is a product of labor and will than when it is of natural means. A man that has built his own success and fortune from nothing would more than likely cherish his accomplishments than a man whom has inherited his wealth.

Once fully committed to mastering a skill, whatever it may be, we thereby inch closer toward understanding the true self; we are challenged, our will tested, and our weaknesses revealed. Each effort made at honing said skill is a stride towards growth, even if we are not aware of it. As the adage goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” The rewards of learning a skill of interest are great if you can see the potential of the pursuit. Without recognizing the perquisites they offer, most hobbies and interests would remain mere leisure activities.

I advise to seek to build something from the ground up.

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