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“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King


I think our generation is filled with people who want instant satisfaction. We want insta-photos, insta-messages, insta-success, insta-boyfriends. It’s all about the rush and not about the adventure to get there. Talented people are often the exact same way. If you watch some of these shows that make insta-stars, it has glamourized the way most of us have to work hard, every day, to get an ounce of success, never mind stardom.

I suggest slowing it down. Taking the time to plan a goal and meet it head on. Realize that hard work does pay off and it will separate you from the pack. Besides, my Mom always told me that anything worth its weight in gold is worth working for.

Or maybe she said I need to work hard for my next gold watch – potaTOE, pOtaTOE.


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