Natural Abilities or Learned Skills

Natural Abilities or Learned Skills

I once took an introductory art class with an excellent teacher. In addition to instruction and practicing different techniques, we would create larger projects. I remember being in awe of many classmates when I saw their creations for the first time. Even though the class had just started, it was obvious that some of them were extremely talented. However – more impressive still – all our art projects improved throughout the year. We all developed talent.   

I think we can all agree that some people are naturally talented in certain areas. What we tend to forget is — even if we aren’t naturally talented — we can develop skills.  Developing skills takes practice, and often needs quality coaching. Of course, time is limited, so we need to prioritize which skills we want to develop. 

It has been my experience that spending time and energy to become more fit, strong, coordinated, and flexible is a great investment.  Developing these skills helps us to move through life with more ease so we can continue to do the things we enjoy. If you aren’t naturally talented in these areas, I encourage you to reach out to me or another fitness professional for guidance and help. 

Thanks for reading. I hope you have a safe and healthy week. 

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