Will Smith discusses the difference between talent and skill. Will Smith is a talented actor, but that did not make him one of the most famous, most successful well-paid actors of all time. He explains that what got him where he is today is a 220 work ethic. While you're watching this video, think about a talent you have and how you could work to become more skilled.
- Select one of your talents that you would like to develop into a skill and write it down.
- Think about someone you know (could be a peer, role model, athlete, musician, actor, celebrity, etc.) That is known for excelling at this particular talent. Write down why it is a skill for them vs. a talent? How did they get so good? For example, Michael Jordan was gifted with athleticism, but how did he become one of the greatest basketball players that ever lived?
- Write down 2-3 things you can do each week to practice your talent and develop this talent into a skill. For example, work on extra math problems for 30 minutes 3x per week, or practice guitar for 30 minutes 4x per week.
- Share this plan with someone that can check on your progress each week and hold you accountable. Save the note or paper somewhere so it can be accessed easily.