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Top 4 Startling Reasons Why Talented Individuals Fail

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Merriam-Webster defines talent as a unique ability that enables some individuals to perform exceptionally well in particular activities. According to common knowledge, it is much easier for a talented individual to succeed because talent provides an added advantage. Besides this, many people believe that everybody who succeeds is talented.

However, today, people with average abilities succeed while talented people fail because of the following reasons.

  1. Some Talented People Don’t Work Hard Enough

Some talented individuals fail because they don’t work hard enough. They believe their success is guaranteed because they are talented. These folks fail to realize that for them to succeed, they have to invest their time and energy in perfecting their skill.

If you are talented, remember that the moment you stop growing your talent, a person with an average skill set is working day and night to make his/her skills extraordinary, and eventually, this individual might beat/outdo you.

  1. Impatience

Some talented people believe that success must come quickly and easily to them just because they have extraordinary abilities. Therefore, if their success takes longer to arrive, these folks become frustrated and give up.

  1. Overconfidence

Many talented individuals fail because of overconfidence.

Overconfidence makes them believe that they are unbeatable, and makes them assume that success will easily continue. They thus become comfortable, and the comfort leads to failure.

Besides this, their ‘unbeatable’ mindset makes them approach challenges with less concentration and intensity hence increasing their chances of failure.

  1. Arrogance

Arrogant, talented individuals fail because they believe they are always right. This belief makes them vulnerable to making several mistakes hence leading to failure. Furthermore, they sometimes fail because their arrogance results in many folks not wanting to work with them.

Concluding Remarks

It is true that talented people have a high chance of succeeding than average folks. However, they might fail if they become lazy, impatient, overconfident and arrogant.

NOTHING IS MORE COMMON THAN UNSUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WITH TALENT – CALVIN COOLIDGE

Talent without hard work is nothing – Christiano Ronaldo

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  1. Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA

    June 5, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    One more reason- they are so sure they have all the answers, they sometimes fail to question their assumptions- and are then led astray.

    • Isaac Wechuli

      June 6, 2018 at 5:38 am

      true, they think they know everything, and they hate being advised or challenging their assumptions

  2. Purity ng'ang'a

    August 29, 2019 at 11:46 am

    This is so true……

    • Isaac Wechuli

      August 29, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      yap, i discovered these reasons after observing the behavior of talented folks

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The Top 6 Powerful Meditations of the Unbounded Thinker

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The Top 6 Powerful Meditations of the Unbounded Thinker

I love spending my time meditating on life, and I often note down the thoughts that pop into my mind while meditating. Today, I’ll welcome you into my meditations by sharing some of these thoughts with you.

Enjoy:

1.Meditations on Thoughts

The first thing that created everything was thought. Creation could not have happened without the ability to think. Our thoughts can thus create worlds, and we should master them to ensure they only create good worlds for us.

2.Meditations on Infinite Intelligence/God as Our Father and Mother

As the mother, she is constantly providing all creatures with everything they need to survive, and as a father, he hardens all creatures by giving them challenging situations that force them to grow into their full potential.

3.Meditations on Suffering

We suffer not because of our experiences but because of our thoughts regarding our experiences. A thoughtless person – if he exists – seldom suffers because he focuses on the awareness of the experience instead of what he wants or doesn’t want about the experience.

4.Meditations on The Lack of Inner Peace

We seldom attain inner peace because we are always thinking about the future. We never relax and focus on the now. When we focus on the now, we’ll attain inner peace because the present moment is always okay.

5.Meditations on the Intuition

Ancient folks knew many things without researching. They knew about poisonous, medicinal, and edible plants. They knew about the stars, energy fields, the third eye, how our emotions affect the body, and so on.

Their primary source of knowledge was their intuition. We, the modern people, have lost our intuitive powers because we over-focus on acquiring material possessions. This focus results in attachment to our possessions hence causing emotions, such as fear and worry, which suppress our intuitive abilities.

6. Meditations on Our Short Term Existence on Planet Earth and What We Must do About It

I just realized that time is flying. Soon we’ll all leave the earth and allow other souls to experience the physical universe. Soon, our bodies we’ll decay, and we’ll be bones. We’ll be gone forever, and we’ll never experience our current life form again.

For this reason, we must appreciate all our moments and everyone in our lives. As well, we must use the only opportunity we have to exploit our physical powers and live to our full potential.

Conclusions

These are some of the things I often think about when I am alone. I believe deep thinking is more reliable in providing us with enlightening knowledge than reading books written by mainstream historians, scientists, and philosophers, whose main aim is to drown us into delusions and prevent us from knowing the TRUTH.

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The Statistics of the Dead and Why I Choose to be Grateful

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The Statistics of the Dead and Why I Choose to be Grateful

If more than 150,000 people die every month, and today none of your friends or family members is dead, then you have a big reason to smile.’ – Sadhguru, Indian Mystic.

Before falling in love with esoteric philosophy, I used to be sad and angry about nothing. My focus on material possessions and the social status prevented me from noticing the infinite blessings I had.

I worried about not having more possessions than my friends, and I was angry at life because some people – who I thought were happy – despised me. This crap ended after I stumbled upon the above quote, meditated on it, and researched about the world’s death rates.

I discovered that more than 2,000 people die every day in car crashes, and about 1 million people die in road crashes every year. Besides car crashes, more than 2.5 million people die from diseases every year, and in total, about 40 million people die every year.

Moreover, I realized that the world has lost about 30 million people from January 1st, 2019 to July 15th, 2019.

These statistics enlightened me that more than 5,000 people die every day, and therefore, more than 10,000 people mourn every day. It then dawned on me that I am a blessed person who must be happy every day because all my family members are alive.

Again, the death statistics reminded me of how stupid I had been: I always worried about lacking replaceable material possessions instead of being thankful that the most precious people in my life were alive. People who are more willing to help me than the rest of the world

I thus shifted my focus from worry to being grateful for the amazing irreplaceable people I had; the only magnificent beings who can go out of their way to help me.

For this reason, I smile every day when I wake up in the morning and fail to receive death news about my family members. I know I will lose my loved ones one day, but in this period that they are alive, I know I have a BIG reason to be happy and thankful for the mysterious grace that keeps them alive.

May the Infinite Intelligence bless all your family members, and enlighten you about their importance in your life so that you love and be grateful for them.

May Peace of Mind be With You.

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