Motivation Beats Sheer Talent

By | November 13, 2013

As I was watching the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team playing, one of the announcers stated the following: “Motivation beats sheer talent” when explaining how the Blue Jackets are not the more talented team, but they are more motivated than the team they are playing.

And I thought to myself it would make an awesome subject for today’s blog post.



I’ve met people that are extremely talented in what they do. More talented than others that they work with, yet they are not the best at what they do. There is no lack of talent. So, what makes others better?

Motivation. Some people have the desire to constantly improve, constantly work toward being better each and every day. Some people are motivated to be the best they can be, even the best at their job. Pay attention to the go getters at work, you will quickly see who is motivated and who may not be as motivated.

So what do I take away from this statement?

1. Work hard at what you want every day, it will add up and soon you will pass more talented people that have low motivation
2. Never give up on what you want to do
3. Set a goal and go after it, no matter what
4. You can create your future by staying motivated to continue to improve

Motivation is key to achieving what you want. Keep on your goals, continue to work hard and good things will happen. You may even pass more talented people at work, but don’t tell them I said so! :

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