I remember as a child I believed that only some people are gifted. These people are the chosen ones by The Almighty to be rock-stars, superstars and sports icons. I thought those people were meant to be miracles.
I was so wrong.
I conveniently ignored the troubles they took. I didn’t see the sacrifices they made to keep up their everyday practice schedule. They were all the result of tremendous hours of efforts put in over a number of years.
One day I decided to pick up the guitar. I gave up in five days, waiting for inspiration to strike for my next practice session. It didn’t. Then, I made up my mind and slogged with a consistent practice schedule for a month. From notes to chords to melodies, I started to gradually play it all. I could play my favourite composition flawlessly, but only after I practice it at a slower tempo consistently for a certain period.
I was surprised to see how amazing results consistency conferred.
Now I know whatever field it is, the key to success is not the technique I follow or the talent I possess. The key is consistency. Everything else is secondary.
And what about that thing about miraculous people created by God? I now believe that it is ordinary people who create miracles with their consistent efforts. Every one of us is gifted. Some of us have more gifts than others, perhaps that is why weird scholarships exist for those going to school..lol