Talent vs. Commitment

When caught in comparison, it’s easy for me to start counting the awards and appearances of others - stewing comfortably in a salt bath of insecurity.

I’m talented! I’ve got talent!

I want that. I could do that. I deserve that, too….right?

That’s the voice of my ego (occasionally reinforced by partners, family, friends, fans).

Behind that voice, I’ve started listening to another one. The voice of commitment.

How much do I want it?

What am I willing to risk?

How long am I willing to wait? and

Can I be happy with where I’m at right now?

These are the questions that help me put things in perspective.

Talent is only one element of the equation. Why not consider the other variables, preferably the ones already in your control?