If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.