Myths that are accepted as truth but aren’t in Reality

  1. Hard Work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. You have probably heard the phrase before and it is used a lot for motivational purposes. Hard work is important, but talent will most likely override it majority of the time. That’s just how it is.
  2. Hard work will make you successful in life. These statement is heard around the world and repeated over and over. It takes more than hard work to be successful. Skill, Talent, Timing, Luck,etc. Just because you work hard doesn’t mean you are going to be successful. A lot of people work hard, but not many are a success.

3. Successful People wake up early and you should too. This is thrown around to compare the life’s of Billionaires and use that to the average person. Just because The Founder of Facebook wakes up at 5:00 am and mediates, doesn’t mean you should too. Or the CEO of twitter goes on a fast for a week and only drinks water, that you should follow it. That’s them and how they live their lives. You on the other hand, are different and react to certain things differently. Wake up at your time, not what others dictate. Also, Majority of people aren’t Billionaries, so don’t try to emulate them.

To wrap up, People throw around Cliches and vague statements for others to aspire to follow in their path. Just remember these myths are told to motivate but in the wrong way.

One thought on “Myths that are accepted as truth but aren’t in Reality

  1. I disagree with the first one. Hard work will beat talent if talent doesn’t step up. If talent is willing to put in work, and it may be less so than others who are less talented, then they can obviously do very well but if you’re relying solely on talent and are unwilling to step up to the plate whereas a harder working person is willing to do so, then talent won’t get you as far. Even talented people need to work.

    That’s pretty much what that advice is referring to.


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