The truth about talent is that it is over-rated – or at least the concept is misconceived by many.

Many seem to think that talent is ‘god-given’, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Extensive medical and psychological research has been done and the evidence is overwhelming.

Talent = hours practiced.

Putting more hours into activities that enhance performance will inevitably increase your talent. You need to be constantly improving your ability by attending good acting classses and acting courses.

But talent alone is not enough. You need will and opportunity.

Recently an article appeared in a magazine on this subject which I found fascinating, so I have posted it here:

It tells how top sports personalities have reached the top. It struck me how similar the process is to becoming a great actor.

In essence, the more you practice, the more of a talented actor you become.

So, get practising!