“Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with the inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.”
— Sophia Loren
As a sales manager for over 30 years, I have seen this quote by Sophia Loren prove to be accurate. Inner drive is far more important than skill, looks, a cool resume, how many smart friends you have on Facebook, or any other thing or combination of things. It is purely a decision and commitment to the challenge.
One of my favorite quotes along this line comes from our 30th President, Calvin Coolidge:
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
I Can If I Want To Enough, And Try Enough, And Believe Enough.
Spread Some Joy Today–Next time you think you might not have enough talent, pull this Daily Inspiration out and read it again. You have more than you think.