“They are born with a god gift!”
“They are so talented!”
You must have heard it many times either in your mind or from the people around you.
You must be wondering, how some people around you are so effortless in their work that it seems like god has written codes in their minds by birth.
Let’s define talent first:
A special ability or skill that allows someone to do something well.
Now tell me, Do you have any special ability?
If it’s a YES, then you will be able to correlate with this post.
If it’s a NO, then let’s DEVELOP ONE.
Yes! You heard it right. You can develop a skill that will become your speciality over time with regular practice.
A day will come when you become so effortless in using the skill that people around you will start considering it as your talent.
But the question is HOW?
Let’s take an example and try to modify it in line with your needs.
In an experiment, 50 students were chosen. They were average or below-average in their studies. They were asked some questions:
“How hard it is to solve 5 mathematics questions in a day”? “It’s easy”, they said.
Now, what about 20 questions in a day? “Not that easy maybe”.
And what about 100 questions in a day? “Impossible”, they assured.
Then they were invited to accept a challenge in which they will have to attempt a certain number of maths questions in a day as follows:
Day 1: 10 questions
Day 2: 15 questions
Day 3: 20 questions
Day 4: 25 questions
Day 5: 30 questions
Day 6: 33 questions
Day 7: 35 questions
Day 8: 38 questions
Day 9: 40 questions
Day 11: 45 questions
Day 12: 48 questions
Day 13: 50 questions
Day 14: 52 questions
Day 15: 54 questions
Day 16: 57 questions
Day 17: 60 questions
Day 18: 62 questions
Day 19: 64 questions
Day 20: 67 questions
Day 21: 70 questions
Day 22 : 72 questions
Day 23 : 75 questions
Day 24 : 77 questions
Day 25 : 80 questions
Day 26 : 82 questions
Day 27 : 85 questions
Day 28 : 88 questions
Day 29 : 90 questions
Day 30 : 92 questions
Day 31 : 95 questions
Day 32 : 97 questions
Day 33: 100 questions
All of them agreed and they were told to submit each day’s work online at the end of the day
On the 34th day, All the students had undergone assessment with the following results:
37 students strictly followed the above exercise.
9 students missed out on the task on some days but managed to finish 100 questions on day 33.
4 students were able to reach a maximum of 50-60 questions in a day.
After this whole experiment, it was time to generate results.
To do this, all the students were asked a simple question again.
“How hard it is to practice 30 maths questions daily for the rest of your academic year?”
Every single student agreed to do it without any hesitation.
Earlier they said attempting 20 questions in a day was not that easy but now they can effortlessly attempt 30 questions daily.
All students have pushed their limits to develop a skill or special ability by following a systematic plan.
Remember one thing, You cannot develop a skill in one day but one day a skill will be developed.
George Hood, a 62-year old man, set the Guinness World Record for the longest time spent holding the plank position (8 hours 15 mins and 15 seconds).
In his interview, he said that he did over 2100 hours of planking to prepare for the record.
2100 hours! Will you call it talent or an act of pushing limits?
All you need is a written plan and a compulsion to do it. You can take help from your friends, parents, etc. ask them to be your invigilator all throughout your mission.
You can modify the above experiment for yourself.
If you want to be in good shape, replace the ‘questions’ with ‘push-ups’, If you want to be a writer replace it with ‘lines’, (number of lines you are going to write in a day), and so on.
For example, Day 1 : 10 push-ups. or Day 1: 10 lines , etc.
After a few days, when you look back to your present self, you will cherish the moment where you will be then.
KEEP PUSHING YOUR LIMITS, KEEP CHALLENGING YOURSELF.
MAKE YOURSELF SKILLED, MAKE YOURSELF TALENTED.
Feel free to ask anything. I will be happy to contribute to your success journey.