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May
30
2018

Tenacity Or Talent.. Which Is More Important When It Comes To Success?

Whenever I reflect back on the successes I’ve had, whether in fitness, business, school, finances, or life in general…

It’s apparent to me that it’s been my tenacity that’s helped me be successful.

I don’t believe I’ve succeeded in any of these areas because of natural innate talent, and that’s not to put myself down either.

I’ve met many wonderful entrepreneurs who I believe were much more talented than I was and yet their business are no longer around.

I got into a great four year college and went on to complete a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine.

Not because I was what many would consider being “smart” or talented.

Again, not putting myself down here, just being truthful.

My high school grades were terrible and I was by no means “college material”.

Where I lacked in talent I made up for in tenacity.

Whatever goal I’d my sites on, I would triple down on tenacity.

Until this very day, whatever goal I’m out to achieve, I refuse to get discouraged thinking I may not be the smartest or most talented person to do, create, or have what it is I want.

However, I can be and will be the most tenacious mo-fo when it comes to achieving the goals that I want most, that I must have.

And while talent is important and I respect it, I also believe it’s grossly overrated.

Babe Ruth put it best when he said…

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

Lots more in this episode of my Mornings With Mike podcast.

You’re awesome…

Cheers!

Mike

author: Mike Goncalves

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