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In the movie Fame, a young man is famed as a performer in a Broadway play. He is on the cusp of stardom, but he doesn’t seem to have a clue how to get there. He struggles to understand what it means to be a star. In the end, he realizes that he has talent and ambition- but he must use both gifts effectively to reach his goal. Talent and ambition are closely intertwined- and it is important for people to understand this.
Some believe that talent is a natural ability that you were born with
The word ‘talent’ has become a buzzword in our society. Everyone wants to have a talent, but many people do not know what that means. Some believe that talent is a natural ability that you were born with. Others think that talent is something you learn from an early age. Either way, people think that talent can help you reach your goals. However, talent is only useful when you use it. The primary problem with talent is that it can be misleading. A person may have talent for singing, but they will probably fail without proper training.
An ambition that directs your talent towards the right goals is essential for success. George Washington was a gifted military leader who shouldered the burden of leading the Continental Army to victory. Washington had no natural charisma; he was not a natural leader like his mentor, Patrick Henry. Washington’s ambition directed his talent into the right direction and led him to victory in the Revolutionary War. In turn, Washington’s success as a leader inspired many Americans to fight for their rights as well. George Washington learned early on that ambition could help you reach your dreams. Blind ambition can lead you down the wrong path if you do not know what you are doing. Many people with great potential will spend their entire lives pursuing their dreams without ever realizing their full potential. Many people have good intentions when they set out on an ambitious journey, but they lack the knowledge or discipline to succeed. A person may have an impressive list of accomplishments, but that does not make them successful if they are not applying those gifts in the right way. A talented person could be ruining their gifts by being unambitious and careless with their successes.
It is important for people to understand that both talent and ambition are crucial for success. Without talent, a person cannot use their ambition to succeed; without ambition, a person cannot direct their talents towards a goal they want to achieve. Both talents and ambitions should be used wisely and effectively if people want to succeed in life.