Here is the one key to maximizing your natural talent
I've seen so much expected from raw talent....so much talent wasted. This world is full of talented people that have never made anything of themselves or strove to help others. There is something special about a person that works harder than others...puts in the work...when the others around them are...at least on paper...more-talented than them. The old adage - Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard - is a concept that many underdogs attribute to their ultimate success...it is a real thing. Don't waste your natural talent...charge the right side of the hills...and always work harder than those around you.
The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.
Joshua Waitzkin is an American that has been a U.S. Chess Champion, Martial Artist, and Author. Joshua's main books focus on Learning and Optimal Performances. Here is his website