Another constant struggle for coaches, players, and coworkers alike is overcoming God-given talent. Quite often people are either gifted with abilities they take for granted, or suddenly find success is not so difficult to obtain. Because success comes easy to them, they never learn to cultivate a hard work ethic, their full capabilities, or what their absolute best is. When adversity strikes and equal or better competition comes along, this individual will no longer be able to rely on talent alone because the bar they’d been measuring success with has been raised above their self-training.
It is hard work and hard work alone that will yield success.