Month: September 2020

Why The Cultural Idea Of Talent May Be Holding You Back

Why The Cultural Idea Of Talent May Be Holding You Back

Recently I have been researching a topic that I find very interesting: how our culture perceives and treats ‘talent’.

Before reading some books and articles on the subject, I thought of talent as being akin to a plant you were gifted as a child; everyone was given one, and some people’s may have been bigger or leafier to begin with, but ultimately your ‘talent’ plant will only reach its full growth potential if it is consistently watered and replenished and pruned. If you stop nurturing even the hardiest plant, it will wither. If you tend lovingly to an initially unremarkable plant, it will flourish.