Maybe One of the Most Deadly of All Myths…
Talent is a measure of skill at a certain moment in time.
So many writers use talent as an excuse to not do something. That excuse comes in a ton of different forms.
“I already know that, so I don’t have to learn more.”
“I’m not talented at doing (blank), so not going to try that.”
“Dean and Kris can do this, but I can’t.”
And on and on and on. Basically this talent myth grows out of fear, out of laziness, out of a person’s past.
Using the talent myth in either direction will stop you, hold you back, and make things difficult, if not impossible. Believing you can’t do something (like design covers, for instance) because you are not talented, is a self-fulfilling thing. It becomes true.
Talent is a measure of skill at a certain moment in time. Nothing more. You can become more skillful, thus more talented at something.
So this is the new myth that is posted in the Myth Series of Lectures on Teachable. It is in the Roadblocks part, myth eight. I will do all twenty of these over the next three or four weeks, so no worries. Best way to get all twenty of them, plus all the other thirty-plus lectures, is with a lifetime subscription. Best deal by far.