Thursday’s Thoughts: Talent vs Skill {VIDEO}

Every single week in September, I have wanted to create a YouTube video to share with you – and so far, every single week the time gets away from me. So today, I’m sharing this video that a friend sent me this morning. If you have 4 minutes to play it, I highly recommend it. 

Lately, I have been struggling with finding the motivation to GSD. Participating in the Weekly Wishes link up every Monday helps with work related tasks, but when it comes to fitness and eating right… I just cannot seem to get myself on the good foot. 

Differentiating between talent and skill is something that I never looked closely at before. I am intuitive enough to know that I have talent in many areas of my life {communication, creativity, my vocals/singing, collaborations, educationally}, but I am only developing my skills in the area of health and wellness. This doesn’t come easy for me. 

I would be far happier sitting in Popeyes everyday eating my fill of the chicken wings and biscuits, with butter and jelly thank-you-very-much, rather than putting time in at the gym. BUT I cannot stop thinking about how I want to be in shape and truly healthy (inside and out) for the first time in my life. I cannot stop thinking about competing in a bikini division body building competition. I cannot stop thinking about how I would like to be able to teach a fitness class. Hence why I feel that this is my own personal quest

On days like today, I forced myself out of bed at 5:30am to get all the way downtown for a 7am Cyc Fitness class… knowing that I also have a 6pm workout with my trainer. Days like today, I printed and binded together a new workout that I am testing out from Kayla Intsines. Days like today, I cannot fathom another day relaxing in this body that I want to make better than it has ever been before. 

Days like today, I am determined to build up my skill level in health, fitness, and overall wellness. But that’s today – and I am realizing that I need to take this slowly. Day by day, minute by minute. Each and every minute of every single day is a moment that I can make a decision to exert my willpower and train myself to compete in this quest for achieving my goals… It’s a conscious decision that I have to make. It’s definitely not easy. And it’s also not impossible. 

Watch the video and let me know what you think. xo


  1. Jacmel says:

    Hi Kim! It is a very inspiring video with excellent quotes. I particularly agree with the fact that Failure is the predecessor of Success!
    thanks for share it!
    Best Regards,

    9.29.14 ·
  2. Dee says:

    That is one powerful video. It completely inspired me. As a matter of fact, if that video doesn’t motivate somebody then I sure don’t know what will… 🙂

    9.25.14 ·

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