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by Nicole Martin

Thank you Blogmaniac for your interesting challenge.

If you have been nominated at the conclusion of this post by none other than


Please devote some of your time to navigate through the fabulous Blog entitled


I have never seen so many blogging awards!


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It always delights me when the opportunity to connect with new bloggers arises.



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 -Will Smith


The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.”

Talent alone will only take you so far. You will never excel without the skills required to master your craft. In order to continue improving these skills, you need drive. You need to put in the work with a super crazy, deadly, work ethic.

Where do these people find that deadly work ethic from?  They have a passion for what they do.

When the passion is there, it is no longer work-it is pleasure.

To the point where you almost can’t NOT do it.

Success will come when and only when, the second statement is your truth.


“I really should be working on my blog”-It’s hard Work-Limited success

“I really should have a rest from my blog”-It’s pleasure-Unlimited Success

The following is an excerpt from a post published I few months ago


‘Success happens, when DESIRE/DRIVE exceed excuses’

One thing I have learned  through my observation of elite sport over the years, is that TALENT only goes so far.

It will take you to a platform, where without EXTREMELY hard work and endurance, you will remain. It IS possible, for those less talented than yourself to fly straight past you, if they have the drive.

You know what else?

Success happens, when DESIRE/DRIVE exceeds excuses.

.and you know what ELSE?

I have two kids.

They have the same talent.

One wants to swim, just because he does- it just is. It was nothing we said, it was nothing we enforced upon him.

The other one does NOT want to swim, for now…and so he doesn’t. It was nothing we said, and it was nothing we enforced upon him.


You can force them of course, the old parental iron clad chain approach, but they will always produce a half-hearted effort and reach their limits quickly, and YOU will produce a child who is tormented by the mere thought of your demands.

They’ll either love it, or they won’t. It’s as simple as that.’


In this you tube video below, Will emphasises the importance of belief, an unwavering dedication to the task at hand, and giving back to others as strong virtues that build success.

 My three nominations to continue this challenge are:

-Drum roll please-



Cheers and see you tomorrow


Arcane Owl

The seeds for life

David Kolawole

I look forward to your input!

Cheers and see you tomorrow



Challenge rules:

Post three consecutive days.

You can pick one or three quotes per day.

Challenge three different bloggers per day


To My Boy



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"I have been writing and creating images all my life-though it's only now, that I have finally let in the light" ~N.Martin

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