Lots has been written about the importance (or not) of talent. In this article, the author adds to the debate with the position that hard work overcomes talent in terms of personal development.
This resonates with me because I've seen, personally, the benefits of persistence, putting your head down to do the work and getting ahead to the next task.
Positivity is the key laid out here. What can you do to inspire yourself to be successful and grow?
For any serious growth, a person must put aside their genius and talent tags. It has been proven several times that hard work will beat talent any day. Personal development will only be realized if we integrate both the virtues of persistence and determination. Any other thing would be an exercise in futility.