“Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.” – Paul Coffey
Work ethic is what cuts and polishes the raw diamond, bringing forth its brilliance.
Steel is forged from mixing elements into iron and heating and hammering it. Beating out the impurities and imbedding the components into the very essence of the material, which can then be shaped and sharpened by repeated motions until a fine blade is ready to be used.
Talent is everywhere, excellence is not. Because talent plus consistent effort, coaching, accountability, and desire is required for excellence and without the effort that multiplies innate capabilities there is mere potential.