Determination or Talent?

In most domains, talent is overrated compared to determination. I can’t think of any field in which determination is overrated. The simplest form of determination is sheer willfulness. When you want something, you must have it, no matter what.

— Paul Graham

Sometimes, talent makes us become lazy and stop learning. It is not useful since to be successful, we have to keep learning. Determination in the other hand, makes us learning and struggling to get something that we want. So, never think that you cannot achieve something if you are not good at it. You just have to keep trying and learning until you get it. 🙂

Nanda Firdaus

Ex-engineer who is switching to product management role in Traveloka. Passionate about new technology and have interest in product development, business, and investment. Ex-Microsoft Student Partner. Master of Information System Management at Carnegie Mellon University. Bachelor of Information System, Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia.

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