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?