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Is success related to your talent? Is talent related to your interests?

my idea of being a successful person means to do sth. u really interested but how can u know if u have the talent to do the things u interested?can talent be developed?if so,please tell us one of ur talents that u have developed

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    May 24 2013: People use the word talent differently. Some people think of talent as innate, but innate talents can be developed much further through learning and practice. People can also learn to be proficient at things that do not naturally come easy to them.

    I have seen people who can draw beautifully at a young age and without instruction and others who drew poorly as adults and got much better through taking art classes and practicing.
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    May 23 2013: I define success as attaining a desired goal. Whether that goal is money, health, or simply the completion of a specified task is another matter that doesn't fit into what success is. That said, success relates to talent directly because having a talent in a given field makes attaining a goal within in that field easier. Talent lubricates progress.

    As a poet and artist I have found that talent is an inescapable component of my interests. Like many creatives, I have sometimes felt compelled to practice my talent beyond all rational or emotional interest in doing so. For example, I used to be bothered by the words that would spring into my mind without invitation and resent the compulsion to immediately write them down before they were lost; but, my talent for being plagued by these words was constantly fed by my interests in poets, writers, storytellers and musicians.

    Gauging one's own talent and developing it are two huge topics in themselves.

    In my experience, I am most talented in those areas that come easily and persistently to me, like tastes. I don't have to work at knowing that I love dark chocolate because it easily and persistently reminds me that I love it every time I smell or taste it. Thus, I'd say I have a talent, albeit very minor, for enjoying the taste and smell of chocolate. This is different from the ability to taste or smell chocolate because there are a great number of people who can smell and taste chocolate without any enjoyment of it whatsoever. Being a talented artist requires that your art comes easily and persistently with a passion, without any effort on your part. It could be said that an art chooses the artist before the artist's birth, then the artist practices the art or is simply plagued by it until death. Being chosen by your vary nature is having talent. Talent can not be taught.

    Talent can, and often should, be developed. As talent is an individual gift it must be developed by those who own it, perhaps with guidance by others.
  • May 25 2013: A difficult one this. There are many people with great talent who never discover them in their lifetime for whatever reason. Then there are talents which the person does not wish to follow because of moral concerns, e.g. a person who is very good at killing but does not want to pursue a career as an assassin because it is wrong. Then there are talents which are not appreciated by the person who possesses it, he/she instead wishes to be good at something else. Success can be related to talent but is not the only factor or even the main one at times. Some people are exceptionally talented at say art but only do it for self fulfillment and don't wish to sell it as they feel this is a betrayal of the art. On the other hand some just need a bit of luck or to know the right people at the right time. Example, a talented American blues singer who had never had commercial success and was now in his late 50's. A record producer was on the phone in his apartment and said he hears some good music, outside busking, was that singer, the producer asks him to make a record and he said he couldn't he was busy earning money. But he did make that record and then a couple of years later died. He had missed out all those years till near the end. There are people also who are very successful but have little talent, this is related to those you know and less to your ability.
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    May 24 2013: Success for me is related to my ability to think. I try to become a better thinker by talking to all kinds of people about all kinds of things, such as on TED.
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    May 24 2013: Someone having enormous talent in something , doing nothing ends up in to nothing .
  • May 24 2013: All these issues may be viewed as products of several factors which vary according to each item. Success in some areas may require more than one person e.g. ernesto sirulli's talk.
  • May 24 2013: yes, if we have talent, it may lead quicker to success, but success also has do with time. If we only sustain our interest (e.g. play only 10 min and do something else) and talents (e.g. give up our talents) for short period of time, we may not call "success" the "success". Sustaining same level of success is also part of being success.
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    May 24 2013: You may be talented but not necessarily successful !!! There are thousands of people on this planet who have a special skill, or maybe they are extraordinary in what they do, yet the definitions of "SUCCESS" in this material world, they may be pretty unsuccessful. A gymnast performing at the olympics for a gold medal a winning it is as success (as the world sees it), but an acrobat performing in the street for that day's meal and getting that meal IS IT NOT SUCCESS? So probably, everyone has his own version of definition for SUCCESS and it all depending on what his target was ...
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    May 24 2013: I think "talent" is a "gifted". If you have it and keep practice, then you can be ahead off other by far. But, doesn't have one particular talent, related to the think you're interested to do, doesn't stop you to keep practice. Ok, you may get there slower than others, but you will be there one day.

    I think the key to success is to find your inner, keeping faith, and try it real hard.
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    May 24 2013: .
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    Yes!

    (1) "Success is related to talent" because the latter makes the former easier.
    (2) "Talent is related to your interests" because the former arouses the latter easier.