Talent Vs Training, Is it really unfair to be talented ?

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Everyone is not born with talent. It is a natural skill or ability a person can have in a specific area. A talented person will have an advantage in some aspects of life.  As an example, a person with a born singing talent is more likely to be successful in the music industry than someone who is not. The gift of talent can vary from person to person. Some people are gifted with sporting talents and some have talents in drama and theater. Normally people that are born with talent have expertise in that area.

As in sports, talented people typically perform the best. They get better places in teams and most of the time talented people stand out in the sports industry. Although talent gives an advantage, there are people in the world that exceeded talent in hard work and training. A scientific study showed that in order to be fluent in something or some sport, an average person will have to spend at least 10000 hours perfecting it. But for a person with born talent, they will only spend around half the time than an average person. This does not mean that talent surpasses training, but for the most part, genetics plays a massive role.

Sport wise, the best way to understand your talented area is to select sports according to your shape and size, as an example a tall person is more likely to be successful in sports like Basketball rather than Powerlifting. Studies have shown that 50% of fitness success is connected to genetics. Most of the elite athletes close relative happen to share the same genes, Serena and Venus Williams are a perfect example of this phenomenon. The ACTN3 gene of our body determines the way we react to the physical world. The type of ACTN3 gene in your body decides how you respond to training. The scientist believes that for seventh of the world population the ACTN 3 doesn’t work. And those people with ACTN3 deficiency are less likely to be prime athletes. But there are some cases that ACTN3 deficiency didn’t affect some sports players.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the winning penalty shot during the Champions League final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 28, 2016. Real Madrid won 5-4 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 after extra time. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) ORG XMIT: XAF257

No matter the talent, anyone can be an elite athlete through hard work and proper training. Famous athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo speaks out about how his hard work and dedication combined with talent paid off to be in the place that he is right now. Many athletes made it because of hard work.

If someone is confident enough and hard-driven to be elite, they can surely become one. It will take years of blood, sweat, and tears. But in the end, it will all be worth it. You can find motivation from athletes and experts in every field. Technically everyone is born the same, despite the gene advantage everyone can be who they want to be. It all depends on making the right decisions and choices. And everyone should learn more about their own strengths and weaknesses. If someone is willing to put the time and effort to excel in sport or any other industry, they are more likely to be successful. Because hard work always pays off.

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