“He’s not the most talented, but he works hard...”

This statement never made sense to me, especially as I was often the subject receiving this back-handed compliment.

Just as the ability to jump high or run fast are innate and natural and can maybe be furthered a bit with the right coaching, the same goes for someone’s ability and desire to work hard. It comes from within. Playing hard out of intimidation from a coach is not working hard, it’s simply playing in fear, with no passion. The ability to work hard, comes from within and is the greatest talent of all and yet, is often the most under-appreciated.

The ability to work hard, comes from within, and is the greatest talent of all.

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