Hard Work Beats Talent
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”
This video from inspirational speaker Glen Gerreyn covers the importance of passion and perseverance on the journey to success.
Remember the kid at school who always won the running races? He never trained but he was the champ at his school and then again in the regionals.
But he never did that well at the state titles. People who had less natural talent ended up beating him. What he hadn’t realised was that he had to work hard with what he had.
So he gave up.
Sound familiar? Maybe that kid is you.
Watch this video and find more about the following three things that can help every single person become successful:
- Talent – Yes you do have to have some innate ability or inbuilt strength if you want to break records or make a difference
- Opportunity – An opportunity like making the most of a good teacher can make an incredible difference
- Strive – You’ve gotta TRY
Watch the video then take a look at a book called ‘Grit’. It talks about how talent counts once and effort counts twice.
About the presenter: Glen Gerreyn
Over the past 20 years Glen has shared his message of hope with over a million people around the world; engaging with students, parents, teachers, employees, sporting groups and community leaders. Glen’s been invited to speak at TEDx events and on national TV and radio. He’s authored five books and created the ‘Men of Honor X’ character development course.
Glen has a unique ability to capture the attention of thousands, while deeply affecting individuals. So much more than being able to inspire, is the absolute art of being able to compel people to take action in their lives. Therein lies Glen’s undeniable gift. With a unique ability of encoding today’s data into tomorrow’s dialect, Glen continues to offer audiences profound experiences of meaning and identity; shifting perceptions, challenging boundaries, and motivating positive change.
Each and every day Glen witnesses how the one simple idea of hope is affecting people’s lives. These transformative personal experiences led Glen to create #HopeTrafficker, a movement that is a catalyst for young people to tackle life head on – no matter what their obstacle or dream. And it’s this momentum that keeps Glen reading, talking, writing, re-inventing and re-imagining. Glen lives in Sydney and rolls five deep with his wife and four children.