The person who is willing to work harder and longer will always beat the person who relies on natural ability.

The person who trains the house down will always beat the person who doesn’t feel as though they need to.

The person who is able to overcome challenges will always beat the person who relies on avoiding pain.

The person who keeps going despite the voices that have advised them to stop will always beat the person who floats along because they always been told how good they are.

The person who never gives up will always beat the person who was given everything to start with.

Persistence trumps talent.

Always.