“Being jealous of talents that are actually skills is a great way to let yourself off the hook and make yourself miserable at the same time.”
Seth Godin, One way to think about talent
“If even one person is able to learn it, if even one person is able to use effort and training to get good at something, it’s a skill.
Seth Godin, Skills vs. talents
Would you hold a cello for the first time and expect to be Jaqueline du Pré playing Elgar?
Did she ever stopped practising? Was she the only musician able to play that composition? There are many performances, all the same notes, all different.
So why pick up a watercolour brush and expect to instantly be Beatrix Potter?
Don’t deny yourself the journey that learning to paint is. The sights and sounds of the road, ups and downs, the sought-after and the serendipitous.