Interviewed a super smart woman last evening. She is a visual designer. And while her work spoke for her talent and finesse, what stood out was an honest admission towards the end

“Creativity doesn’t come naturally to me. I have to work really hard for it. It’s unlike the movies where one sit and creativity starts flowing”

I have spoken in the past about the difference between geniuses and artists. This conversation reminded me of the same.

Most talent in this world isn’t inborn. It isn’t natural. It has to be worked upon. Because it’s necessary for your definition of success.

The ones that come across as supremely talented are ironically the ones that believe they still have a long way to go.