Talent.

How do you know that you are talented at something?

Because people tell you that you are?

Because you find it easy?

Because you can do it better than most people?

But with reference to what?

If it’s a group of friends that tell you that you are talented, then are you talented? Or a well known photographer tells you that you are talented, then you are talented? Now. How do you define well-known? And are all well-known talented?

So you find it easy. In relation to what? E.g. I find it easy to take photographs than to read maps. But that just tells you that you need less effort to do one than the other. Now you compare yourself with others. Say I can take great pictures 5/10 frames, while others 1/10 frames. Now, how do you define great? Does easily taking great images means talented?

You do it better than most people. Who are the “most people”? In the same example, are “most people” friends? Or other photographers? And what is “better”? More recognised? More sales of prints? Winning competitions? Do all these means you are better?

So, how do you know whether you are good at something?

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littledotrice

A B&W Visual Storyteller. An INFJ Visioner. Travelling is my necessity. Daydreaming is my job. Always dig deeper in everything. Love the extremes, and the unknown. Deeply believe in authenticity, and trying to follow her inner voice.

2 thoughts on “Talent.”

  1. In my opinion, talent is simply something you’re obsessed about. You are always in pursuit of greatness. You don’t even bother to compare yourself to others, or listen to what others say. You just are that. If it’s a writer, or a photographer, or a painter, or a singer. You just are. And you are always trying to better yourself. To do more, to be more.

    It’s what you want to do, not matter what. What you want to do, and you can’t even imagine giving up.

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