Some people seem to be so talented that it’s unfair.

They make life look easy and their abilities enable them to do remarkable things with little evident effort.

I used to think that this made talent an unfair advantage, but then I realised a couple of things.

  • Not every winner is dependent on their talent.
  • Not every talented person is a winner.

Then I look at people who seem to be born into fortunate situations.

They have parents who gave them access to great opportunities, they had the best education and they have everything that they require just handed to them.

So perhaps people born into privileged situations have an unfair advantage.  If so, how do you explain those who:

  • Are successful despite coming from underprivileged situations.
  • Are given everything and still accomplish nothing with their lives.

So, what is the unfair advantage that winners have?

Winners have the unfair advantage of being able to:

  • Maintain a positive attitude in all circumstances.
  • Bounce back quickly from disappointments.
  • Bring their energy and ideas to work every day.
  • Do what they are passionate about and skilled at.
  • Set audacious goals and work relentlessly towards achieving them.
  • Find ways to help others to succeed.

These attributes can seem unfair to those who don’t have them.

But they are available to everyone if we choose to claim them for ourselves.

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