The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams and who wanna do things.
Talent you have naturally, skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft. I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented, where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work-ethic. You know while the other guys sleeping, I’m working, while the other guy’s eating, I’m working. I realised very very young that there’s no easy way around it, no matter how talented you are your talent is going to fail you if you’re not skilled, if you don’t study, if you don’t work really hard and dedicate yourself to being better every single day you’ll never be able to communicate with people with your artistry the way that you want.”
– Will Smith