This passage on talent goes back to what I was saying before about the fact that talent is not rare.
The point here is almost a challenge.
You have a little bit of talent in something.
There are people who can sing better than you waiting tables in Nashville, Tennessee.
Talent and $1.00 will get you a Coke.
What are you going to do about it?
As Irving Berlin put it, “Talent is only the starting point.” The question is: Will you be able to make the most of it? Or will you be your own worst enemy? Will you snuff out the flame that is just getting going?
–Ryan Holiday, Ego Is The Enemy