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If You Want to Be Something, Start Being It (video)

This beautiful video about creativity and talent comes from @RosieFrmThePast. She was inspired by a Youtube video, Thoughts on a Creative Career, posted by Ze Frank, an American performance artist, composer, humorist and public speaker.

Do you think talent exists? Should we praise people for being skilled and determined instead? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

For more videos from Rosie subscribe to her Youtube Channel.

If You Want to Be Something, Start Being It





  1. 22 May 2013 / 8:50 am

    Interestingly, I recently wrote an article on Yahoo! with a very similar theme:
    “Love yourself enough to be the person you want to become”:

    How to Get Motivated with the Help of Comedian Bernie Mac

    I agree that the word “talent” discourages people from trying new or different things. It takes a lot of self-confidence and self-regard to be able to fail at something and try again. If you don’t believe in yourself, you will be more likely to give up. I think “talented” people are really very motivated people who cherish who they are and what they are doing.

  2. 22 May 2013 / 11:40 am

    This was absolutely charming and awesome! Loved it!

    I think people are given certain gifts and talents…..but if these are not nurtured and developed, they can wither and die. I also believe that if someone has an absolute desire or a passion for something, but has never tried it before, they can become good at it. If one truly desires and enjoys a pursuit, then the reward is in the doing, whatever the results. In either case, the individual must apply herself to the development of the talent or skill at hand.

    Thank you for this!

  3. ssloan1
    5 November 2013 / 1:11 am

    this is fantastic. it is exactly what I have been trying to say to my son (8) who comes home with tears because others in his class have “talent” for math and he doesn’t…..thank for you putting these ideas together with such elegance. I will share it with him and hope it makes as strong an impression on him as it has on me.

  4. 29 June 2014 / 1:19 pm

    Rosie is a very wise young lady. Very very wise. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Kristopher
    18 August 2014 / 11:41 am

    You are simply awesome. I wish more people reached this realization sooner. I will try to get even better at it this week.

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