Monday, September 14, 2009

Riverlea's got talent

Inspired by the initiative from our young people, we may challenge a deeper look into the question, how is talent transformed into produducing champions. What are the relationship between talent and success?

A book that is dealing with the question comes from Dr John Maxwell, entitled Talent is never Enough: Discover the Choices that will take you beyond your talent.

According to Maxwell, talent is Godgiven, but discovering your talent is only the first step. We need to take it further and he suggest three steps:
1)We need to realise, everyone has talent. Every person is capable of doing something better then the next ten thousand people. In Discover Your strengths Marcus Buckingham & Clifton, speaks of your ‘strength zone’. Find it and make the most of it.
2)Develop the talent you have and not the talent you want. Maxwell, is clear, 'stop working on your weaknesses and start working in your strengths'
3)Anyone can make choices that will add value to talent. He qoutes, William Jennings Bryan, who states, ’Destiny is not a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it’s a thing to be achieved.’ Talent is a given, but you must earn success...

We will continue to elaborate on these points, as part of the current Riverlea's got Talent-credo of our young people..

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