There is always much debate as to whether the 'talented' people in the world were born with all their Talents and gifts or whether they had to work hard to achieve these goals and awards. I am not sure if there is a simple answer to this question, so I will err on the side of both - Any person who has much talent also needs to work hard in order to become successful. That's my take on it!
Anyway, be that as it may, I came across this lovely reflection on Talent and I think these words are very, very wise!
"Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful." - John Wooden