Talent is never enough

Talent is often overrated and frequently misunderstood. When people achieve great things, others often explain their accomplishments by simply attributing everything to talent. But that is a false and misleading way of looking at success. If talent alone is enough, then why do you know of highly talented people who are not highly successful?

Leadership expert Dr. John C. Maxwell knows that people are never successful by talent alone, and he outlines 13 crucial things you can do to maximize your natural talents and become a “talent-plus” person. He is weighing in on the subject of talent –– and, as always, his opinion and his insights might surprise you.

A long-time admirer of great talents in sports, business, leadership and philanthropy, Maxwell says that what separates the talented from the truly successful is making the right choices. In Talent Is Never Enough, Maxwell lays out a road map for anyone interested in making the most of their natural abilities.

“People who neglect to make the right choices to release and maximize their talent continually underperform,” writes Maxwell. “Their talent gives them an opportunity, but their wrong choices can shut the door.” Talent, he contends, is a given, but success must be earned.