There are plenty talented people out there.
But talent will only get you so far. After that, it a comes down to work ethic.
Picasso. He worked all the time.
Warhol. He worked all the time.
Ditto Van Gough. Ditto Keith Haring.
Sure, they all had the goods, they were all talented and ahead of the game.
But they also worked harder than anyone else.
We remember the talent, we forget the long hours.