Take Muhammad Ali, who sadly passed away this week. Ali was clearly a gifted athlete. But while he had natural ability, he also put more hard work into his boxing career than you or I will ever know about.
You simply don’t get to be that good without a strong lashing of both talent and hard work. Now, I’m a big guy. But I’m pretty confident that, even if I work my butt off every day and put in as much hard work as Ali did, I’ll never be the heavyweight champion of the world.