Being on Time. Having a Good Work Ethic  (HUGE in my opinion). Possessing a Good Attitude. Being Passionate. Being Teachable or Coachable. Doing More. Being Prepared. I’ll concede that Being on Time may require a little more effort than the other things on the list (particularly on Mondays), but I stand by the assertion that it requires no talent. There’s one more important thing anybody can do that requires zero talent: Effort Itself. I know that I told you earlier that you’d only need minimal effort for this, and I’m not going back on that. To achieve the things above, you don’t have to do much more than get out of bed and come at the day with open eyes. Honestly, though, where does that get you except on the couch with a bag of Cheetos? It’s tasty, but not particularly exciting. Get out there and do the things that don’t take any talent. They’re just as important as the other stuff. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to do the talentless stuff, and just as surprised at how much you’ll get out of it. Do that and maybe sprinkle some old fashioned effort on top. Embrace the things that you can do no matter what your talents are; there’s a lot to be gained from the things that don’t take anything special. Disclaimer – I stole this idea from a tweet I saw with the picture below. Thanks to Molly Fletcher for sharing and giving me something to add to my list of “good pep talks” that I mentioned before! whiteboard-sharons-blog  ]]>

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