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Debunking "talent." If you do what they do, you'll get what they get.
She had never touched a paintbrush.

Now, she stood in front of hundreds of people, painting. Richard had gotten her out of the audience, talked her through the process in his special way. He didn't tell her just what to do with her hands, but also what to do in her head.

She couldn't believe her eyes when it was done, or her ears when, later that day, somebody offered her $2,000.00 for her painting. Her first.

"She just had talent," one might say.

That she did, but that does not dismiss the real question. If she had gone out and studied herself, would she have ever done this, ever made a painting worth even a quarter of that? Or was it the fact that Richard had gone out and learned what goes on in the minds of the best and brightest artists, and guided her do the same thing.

In my opinion, the latter part had a lot to do with it. Many people agree.

The point is, we are all given the same lump of neurons, and it nearly always divides into the same parts. We have the same brain that DaVinci started with, and you probably have a bigger brain than Albert Einstein had, if not as many connections. We have the same number of fingers that all the geniuses had — well, most of them. More than that, we have something they didn't: their example.

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