A Question of Talent

I’m bad at keeping up with trendy ideas. I only recently ran across an idea from 1898, written by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst in his still-respected book, The Painter in Oil:
Talent is just another name for the love of a thing.”
But I’m a quick learner, and soon found an essay by Seth Godin, which explains:
Choices lead to habits. Habits become talents. Talents are labeled gifts. You’re not born this way, you get this way.

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