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August 14th, 2019, 03:08 AM   #61
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Talent is real. It’s crazy that people think it isn’t. It comes in different forms in different sports. It doesn’t matter how hard you work to be elite in any sport you need to have a degree of talent.

Jesus there’s guys like Ablett Snr who some of the Aussie members on her might remember who could just do things that nobody else could, because they just can. I remember when I was boxing as an 18 year old (I was fighting professionally by then)I got asked how I did or knew when to throw this short little left hand (I’m left handed) that seemed to never miss and always hurt guys when it landed. I didn’t know how to answer, I just did it, I knew when to do it without thinking. I could explain what I did when I really thought about it and ran how I did it through my mind but to me it was just something I did. I didn’t work on it, nobody taught me how to do it but it was arguably my most effective move. That was talent, obviously I didn’t have elite level talent but I was still pretty handy despite being lazy too much of the time.

Hard work beats talent but when talent works hard the grinder type of guy in any sport always gets found out.
I'm a Port man. Growing up in Broken Hill we received SA television channels. My natural talent was marksmanship. I could hit anything. My grandfather and father could not believe it when I continually hit a 10mm steel pole in the middle of the dam. I joined the army when I was seventeen and the rifle instructor was astounded that I achieved a 6mm grouping on our first visit to the range even though "I did everything wrong" (breathing and position ect). No matter how long the other soldiers trained on the range, they could not get close to that kind of grouping size.
Unfortunately, I think that is my only talent (my wife tells me that my imagination in the bedroom is not a talent), and shooting benefits no-one, as I am an animal lover.
Enough about me, maybe we should create a "Bragg about yourself thread".

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I'm a Port man. Growing up in Broken Hill we received SA television channels. My natural talent was marksmanship. I could hit anything. My grandfather and father could not believe it when I continually hit a 10mm steel pole in the middle of the dam. I joined the army when I was seventeen and the rifle instructor was astounded that I achieved a 6mm grouping on our first visit to the range even though "I did everything wrong" (breathing and position ect). No matter how long the other soldiers trained on the range, they could not get close to that kind of grouping size.
Unfortunately, I think that is my only talent (my wife tells me that my imagination in the bedroom is not a talent), and shooting benefits no-one, as I am an animal lover.
Enough about me, maybe we should create a "Bragg about yourself thread".
Nice story that! Thanks for sharing.

If anyone has been involved with any group of individuals developing a skill, it quickly becomes clear that among those who do best, there are those who do it through sheer hard work and those who do it through some work, coupled with natural talent.

Anyone can take up any sport, but reaching the top requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Those who come out head and shoulders above the field invariably have natural talent rolled in with their efforts to be the best.

MM and Stoner are special. Here we have two men with a natural talent for riding AND the opportunity provided by their parents, sponsors etc. to fully realise it. It's a pleasure and a privilege to see.

I'm sure there are many out there with equal amounts of natural riding talent for riding that have never ridden a bike, or who haven't had the opportunities that go with realising their talents, or who haven't had the discipline to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded them.

It's quite the mixed pot, but there's no doubt that there are those with a talent or natural aptitude to certain activities, sports, professional pursuits etc. when compared to others.
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August 14th, 2019, 11:45 AM   #63
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Excellent post. One of the best I've read in a long time.
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Saw this on FB. Great insight to the riders conversation after a race. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2688...9363919890649/
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Saw this on FB. Great insight to the riders conversation after a race. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2688...9363919890649/
Thanks for posting. That's a treat.
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