the fixation to work on your gift.
For example, why do some people become successful singers when other talented people with beautiful voices give up on that career
and seek out another. I suppose , however, you need money to survive and pay the rent. How much do you want to sacrifice, how far do you want to go, which is part of it too. So Is it luck or just raw talent?
I know a well known pastry chief whose mother years ago complained to my mother that all her daughter wanted to do was bake. She was worried about her future. How was she going to make a living? All her products now have been in supermarkets across Canada in the last decade. Her mother had worried for nothing.
An old childhood neighbour of mine is a successful artist in New York City. I remember many years ago being at a girl's tea party and everyone was complaining that there were no women in the government. One girl piped up and said quite seriously that the President of the United States had a secretary. We all laughed and laughter is good karma. Anyway just a few years later that young woman started a successful business and the last time I heard was living in one of the wealthiest areas in the city. See we all have talent if we know what it is.
So use your talent or find out what it is or what you're good at and you will be surprised where it will take you. I have been writing most of my life and I finally got a publishing deal. But it took a long time until I got comfortable with my stories and found my formula. We shall see what happens when my book debut is released. In the meantime I am crossing my fingers.