One of the quotes I admire: “Talent that does not manifest itself in creative works does not exist.” – Sydney Harris
I copied that quote down at a time when I believed that I was not living up to my potential. The honest conversation I was having with myself was that I knew that I was coasting. I was doing “as much as necessary and as little as possible” to get by in the world. If you were working around me, you might not have noticed. But, I knew.
I was meeting the standard. My job was getting done, but I was discontented because I knew there was more that I could accomplish.
I was reminded of that quote when I was reading a piece about how one could become better at what he or she does. I don’t know who authored it or I would give them the credit. But here’s some of the advice: