Talent is born; skill is practiced
"Talent is something we're born with: it's in our DNA, a magical alignment of gifts. But skill? Skill is earned.
It's learned and practiced and hard-won.
It's insulting to call a professional talented. She's skilled, first and foremost. Most people have talent, but only a few care enough to show up fully, to earn their skill.
Skill is rarer than talent. Skill is earned.
Skill is available to anyone who cares enough."