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"Talent" is a term you hear bandied about in all walks of life. It's used constantly to refer to celebrities and famous performers. In show business, entertainers are often referred to as “naturally gifted” or "the talent“. We even have “Britain’s Got Talent”. Sports analysts will talk about an outstanding athlete's "raw talent“, while school children impress audiences full of parents at “talent shows”. But what exactly is “TALENT”
Talent can be defined as “"any natural ability or power.“ However does talent really exist? Are some people born with natural talent or skills that others of us just don’t have? Or do we all have talent? Is “talented” just a lazy way of us describing someone who is really good at something? A natural ability can be great but is it worth anything without hard work and perseverance?
Have any of you said the following or something similar? “I'll never be as good as them they’re so talented” “I’m just no good at Maths, I can’t do it” “I can’t remember what we did, my memory is no good” If you believe any of the above then you’ve already given up! We often use talent or a lack of it as an excuse not to try!!!
Memory – try to remember the following 17 letters E Z H R B R W O P X W U N M D W Q Difficult? Impossible? How long would it take you to be able to do this?
Now try to remember the following 17 letters T H E C A T S A T O N T H E M A T Still impossible? Why is it easy?
Why could you remember more letters? This is called “CHUNKING” and is a technique used by psychologists and memory experts to recall large numbers of digits or numbers. The reason you could recall the letters second time around is because your brain is programmed to recognise words and sentences since a young age and you have “practiced” the skill of reading It’s all about practice!!!
Understanding how to practice and learn is essential in getting better at something. It is generally thought that to be excellent or an expert at something it takes 10,000hrs of practice. That is as long as the practice is the right sort!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla yer_embedded&v=O6xz4LZuTVY http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla yer_embedded&v=O6xz4LZuTVY Does this 7 Year old show talent?? Yet on April 20 th, 2009 she was ranked Number 1 in the world So how did she get there?
Now you may have heard the following lots of times “Practice Makes Perfect” Is this true? What if you practice in the wrong way? What if you “practice” your maths questions but don’t know if the answers are correct? Without the right guidance, teaching or coaching how do you know how to practice?
Studies suggest that it is practice and not “talent” that is the key ingredient to success in any walk of life. Whether it be music, maths, science, sport or art, the correct practice and hard work are the keys to success
It means that we are all responsible for our own levels of achievement – we have the power to shape our lives as we see fit If you are not good at something you have the power to change it! If you put up barriers you will struggle to succeed!
Practice Motivation and Hard Work The right guidance With these three things anything is possible!