When he finally broke his silence after winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, Bob Dylan said,

“I’d like to drive a race car on the Indianapolis track. I’d like to kick a field goal in an NFL football game. I’d like to be able to hit a hundred-mile-an-hour baseball. But you have to know your place.  There might be some things that are beyond your talents.

Everything worth doing takes time. You have to write a hundred bad songs before you write one good one. And you have to sacrifice a lot of things that you might not be prepared for.”

I don’t know what you were placed here to do, but I want to encourage you to not become distracted by the achievements of others, but stay in your lane, work on your craft and become great at what you do.

And remember, that it won’t happen overnight.

It will take, months, years, perhaps even decades to develop your skills to a world-class level.

But for those who are committed to the process of maximising their strengths, greatness awaits.

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