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"Hard Work Versus Talent"

There is a general belief that some people are born with specific talents, such as an ability with music or sport, while others are not born talented. However, it is also claimed that any child can be taught how to become a great sportsperson or musician.

What do you think?

Life is a wonderful gift. Everyone is given talents, although there are people who appear to be more talented than others, particularly, in music and sport. While some people feel that athletic and musical ability must be based on talent, others contend that these skills can be learned by anyone who applies themselves.

Sport and music are fabulous activities that most people love to participate in. It is true that everyone enjoys these activities, but not everyone is able to actually participate in professional sport or play a musical instrument. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, proficiency in music and sport requires consistent application and practice. For example, the best concert pianists must apply themselves to a continuous program of tuition before they can hope to be ready to perform for the general public. Secondly, talent is an important factor in the excellence of sportspeople and musicians. For instance, Michael Jackson displayed great musical ability at a young age. After working hard to develop his talent, he then went on to become a superstar.

However, motivated and hard working people can be taught. In terms of sport, tennis is a good example. Without tennis lessons aspiring players will find it extremely difficult to be effective. It is extremely important for tennis players to learn how to hold the racquet correctly and a good coach can teach this. A player's game can improve dramatically with such knowledge.

To conclude, in my opinion, both talent and tuition are important for musicians and sportspeople. Consistent hard work is also a contributing factor to their competence.

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