A monologue about working hard for what you want in your life and not relying on talent and inspiration to get you there.

W: Talent?  What?  Talent??  No, you must have me confused with someone else. There is nothing talented about me at all.  Words like genius and God and all that jazz, when it’s applied to someone, no matter what the practice…it always troubles me cause the way I see it, it’s just hard work.  All that other stuff is just over the top nonsense.

If you’re not working hard, you’re losing hard.  You want to be something? Anything, I don’t care what it is, work hard at it.  Work, work, work your ass off…that’s it.  Then you will be called a genius, talented, a God and all that when you’ve just been bleeding to death over your work the entire time.  It’s time we take the myth and bullshit out of the equation.

You and I, we are just human beings capable of achieving great things through hard work.  That’s it.  Forget the myth, do the work.  Yeah, just shut up and do the work if it means that much to you.  That’s the deal.

Don’t talk about it, be about it.

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Joseph Arnone

Joseph Arnone is the founding editor-in-chief of Monologue Blogger. In addition to running MB, Joseph is a filmmaker/producer who has had his films premiere at Festival de Cannes - Court Metrage and Tribeca Cinema's Big Apple Film Festival. He can be reached at