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Natural Talent is Bullshit

Published on | Prototyping: From UX to Front End — Medium Simon Pan Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always struggled with the idea of natural talent. I thought that I was the only one who lacked it, because I was different from everybody else. My head would scream: “You don’t have what it takes.” “You’re not talented, like…” “You’ve waited too long, you will never be as good as …” “You’re not like them. You don’t belong here.” When I started out designing, this kind of self-loathing, impostery rhetoric magnified. I didn’t